Idaho 2024 Republican caucus results: Trump wins against Haley

The state's 32 GOP delegates were up for grabs.

March 2, 2024, 7:00 PM

Based upon the analysis of the vote, ABC News reports that former President Donald Trump will win the Idaho Republican presidential caucuses held Saturday, as he marches on toward clinching his party's 2024 nomination over Nikki Haley.

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Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage during a campaign event at Greensboro Coliseum on March 2, 2024 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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The state's Republican State Central Committee voted to choose their 32 delegates for the Republican National Convention through caucuses after the state Legislature eliminated the primary election in the 2023 session and missed a deadline to reinstate it.

Voting was conducted in person in each county by a secret ballot as a "firehouse caucus" -- with one round, instead of multiple rounds, of voting.

Delegates for the Republican National Convention are awarded proportionately, with all delegates awarded to a candidate who receives more than half of the statewide vote total.

The Idaho Democratic presidential caucuses, in which President Joe Biden is the only major candidate, are on May 23.

State significance

Idaho lawmakers had planned to push the presidential primary from March to May but passed a bill that ended up canceling the March primary and never rescheduled it to a later date.

The March 2 caucuses come early in the presidential nominating process, ahead of Super Tuesday, which the Idaho Republican Party has said will "incentivize national candidates to campaign in Idaho, learn and debate issues important to Idaho, and appeal directly to the voters of Idaho."

Idaho will send 32 delegates to the Republican National Convention, in the middle range among states.

The Republican stronghold hasn't chosen a Democrat for president since 1952. Trump won the state in the 2020 general election with 64% of the vote.