On Tuesday night, Donald Trump won the Nevada Republican Caucus with 42 percent of the vote.
This is yet another victory that puts Trump one step closer to becoming the Republican nominee for president.
As of now, Trump has 67 delegates out of the 1,237 delegates required to get the party’s nomination. That may not seem like a lot, but when you compare it with his competitors, it is.
Ted Cruz has 11 delegates. Marco Rubio 10. John Kasich 5. Ben Carson 3.
Simply put, Trump is leaving the competition in the dust. Worse yet, he’s doing it even without the support of the majority of Republicans.
The Republican Party as it stands now, is so fractured and is in such disarray that even an political outsider like Trump is able to beat even the most conservative of conservatives.
For instance, Trump came in second in the Iowa Caucus with 24.3 percent, losing by three percent to Cruz. It’s been uphill since then, Trump won New Hampshire with 35.3 percent. He then won the South Carolina primary with 32.5 percent of the vote. There, he beat Rubio and Cruz, who were neck-and-neck at 22 percent.
So, while Trump is not winning by overwhelming margins, he is still winning and that should be concerning. If the Republicans cannot come together and back a single candidate, they’re going to end up with Trump. While some may be fine with that, it wouldn’t be good for the party or America.
Already Trump has made outrageous and offensive comments about Mexicans, disparaged women, proposed banning Muslims from entering the U.S., engaged in petty fights and has been as bold and brash as possible.
Trump is taping into a dark element of the political world and he’s probably going to take the Republican Party down the same path with him and ruin it for years to come. While other candidates are busy fighting each other, they should be rejecting Trump. Coming together against Trump may just be the thing that can unite such a fractured party.
More importantly, voters need to reject Trump and his boisterous personality.
Right now, no Republican has the majority support from their party. Not even Trump. So, the nomination is not settled yet, but with every passing primary and caucus, it gets a little closer. With that in mind, it’s still not too late to prevent a Trump nomination.