US presidential election 2024: Donald Trump wins the Republican caucuses in Missouri, and dominates in Michigan

The former Republican president in the race to obtain his party's nomination for the November presidential election, won the Republican caucuses in Missouri on Saturday March 2 and dominates the race for the nomination in Michigan, which is taking place on background of internal unrest in this key state

US presidential election 2024: Donald Trump wins the Republican caucuses in Missouri, and dominates in Michigan

The former Republican president in the race to obtain his party's nomination for the November presidential election, won the Republican caucuses in Missouri on Saturday March 2 and dominates the race for the nomination in Michigan, which is taking place on background of internal unrest in this key state.

The Associated Press news agency announced Donald Trump's victory in Missouri while the votes were still being counted. However, Donald Trump was well ahead of Nikki Haley, his last rival in the race for the Republican nomination.

In Michigan, he beat his opponent in the twelve districts where the results of the caucuses were published, according to a count carried out by the local branch of the Republican Party. Only one district had not yet completed its voting. More than a thousand Republican supporters attended the caucus in the western Michigan city of Grand Rapids, where they were choosing the delegates who will have the task of inaugurating Donald Trump or Nikki Haley, former ambassador to the United Nations, for the convention national inauguration of the party, which will take place in July.

More caucuses in Idaho on Saturday

Republicans were also holding caucuses in Idaho on Saturday, one of the last states that could allow Nikki Haley to win delegates before "Super Tuesday" on March 5, the most important day of the primaries, during which fifteen states and one territory must take a position.

But with his victories already recorded in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, the US Virgin Islands, South Carolina and now Missouri, Donald Trump appears by far to be the favorite in the race. Nikki Haley is hanging on thanks to the support of donors eager to find an alternative to the former president.

For this election cycle, Michigan Republicans have developed a hybrid nominating system, consisting of a primary and a caucus. Donald Trump won the primary on Tuesday, obtaining 12 of the 16 delegates at stake. He seems ready to capture the 39 delegates still at stake in the state.

For several months, internal unrest has agitated Michigan Republicans, between supporters of former party president Kristina Karamo and those who voted to oust her on January 6 and install Pete Hoekstra in her place.