Nikki Haley is trounced by the ‘none of these candidates’ option in Nevada’s Republican primary

February 07, 2024

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nikki Haley was swamped in Nevada’s symbolic Republican presidential primary as GOP voters resoundingly picked the “none of these candidates” option on the ballot in a repudiation of the former U.N. ambassador who is the last remaining major rival to front-runner Donald Trump. Joe Lombardo, a Republican, had announced beforehand that he would vote for “none of these candidates” on Tuesday. Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign rally on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, in Aiken, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard) Voters cast their ballots in the Nevada primary election in Reno, Nev., June 14, 2022. And it baffles me that Nikki Haley chose not to participate,” Trump’s senior campaign adviser Chris LaCivita said in an interview before the primary. And the party barred candidates from appearing both on the primary ballot and in the caucuses.