Donald J. Trump gives victory speech after historic win in the Iowa Caucus on Monday, January 15, 2024.
Trump Holds a Thirty-five Point Lead Over Nikki Haley in South Carolina Primary
Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina is trailing Trump in her home state primary by a significant margin. The latest poll conducted by Frabrizio, Lee & Associates shows Trump has the support of sixty-six percent of likely Republican primary voters in South Carolina and is expected to trounce Haley in the primary on Saturday, February 24, 2024.
Former president Donald J. Trump made history when he won both the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary, and is positioned to sweep delegate votes in upcoming primaries and caucuses.
The Idaho GOP Presidential Caucus is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2024, and a website was created to keep voters apprised of pertinent caucus details. Chairwoman Dorothy Moon has released statements clarifying the caucus process, encouraging affiliated Republican voters to participate, and assuring the Idaho caucus will take place no matter what.
There has been some confusion amongst Idaho voters as to the distinction between a caucus and a primary and why Idaho is holding a caucus this presidential cycle.
As previously reported, the Idaho legislature passed a bill during the 2023 session which affected all presidential primaries in Idaho. The bill was presented by the Idaho secretary of state’s office as a cost savings measure that would move the presidential primary from March to May, however the language of the bill actually removed the presidential primary from all political party ballots throughout the state.
The problem with the bill language was well-known by the time it hit the senate floor for debate, and the governor’s office was also aware of the implications. Both entities made overtures to fix the issue with a process known as a trailer bill. This correction mechanism was not completed before the 2023 legislative session ended, and neither the governor nor the legislature convened a special session to address the matter.
Therefore, a political party in Idaho that wished to participate in the nomination process of its party’s presidential candidate became responsible for establishing the process it would use. The Idaho GOP decided to implement a caucus, the other three political parties took no action and have no voice in their party’s nomination process.
There have been ongoing debates in Idaho about a primary versus a caucus, with each method of nomination having advantages and disadvantages. Regardless of how Idaho Republicans feel about the matter, the Idaho Presidential Caucus will commence at 11:00 a.m. PST (12:00 p.m. MST) on Saturday, March 2, 2024.
Caucus locations can be found by county at www.idahorepublicancaucus.com.