Donald Trump’s race to the nomination for the Republican Party has not stopped yet. The tycoon from New York scored his third victory by conquering Nevada. “We can win the nomination in less than two months, let’s be honest,” he told his supporters in a frenzy. “It is a great night, we will be celebrating for long. Get ready “he assured, strongly reaffirming two of his promises:” We are going to keep Guantanamo and build the wall with Mexico. “Fans have answered in chorus, chanting “USA, USA.”
Trump outdid his opponents winning this appointment with over 46% of votes. Behind him, more than twenty points behind, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Initially the two of them were head-to-head, but as the counting of the votes continues, the second place seems to go to the young Florida senator. He is supported by the establishment of the party and has already inherited many votes from Jeb Bush. His advantage over Cruz seems to protect him from last-minute surprises. Although Cruz, who won the Iowa caucus, bills himself as the true anti-Trump: “No one has ever won the nomination without winning at least one of the first three states to have voted.”
The other two candidates of the Republican primaries are lagging far behind: the former surgeon Ben Carson and Ohio Governor John Kasich, for whom might be approaching the time to step back. With many of their votes, which – according to most observers – might be inherited precisely by Rubio. The latter, at that point, would emerge as the only one really able to compete with Trump in view of the “Super Tuesday” on the first of March, when 14 states will vote with 595 delegates to be awarded proportionally. Also the stages of 15 March in four crucial states (Florida, Ohio, Missouri and Illinois) will be important, assigning 671 delegates, this time following the method “winner-take-all”. It is necessary to reach the threshold of 1,237 delegates to get nominated.