This week, voters in New Hampshire went to the polls in the next primary battle. After losing in Iowa, Republican Ron DeSantis dropped out of the GOP race. That left Donald Trump and his former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley to vie for the nomination.
Donald Trump is now the projected winner in New Hampshire, bringing in 54.5% of the vote and earning 12 delegates. But in what some media pundits are calling a victory, Nikki Haley brought in 43.3% of the vote, earning for herself 9 delegates.
Some have used this to claim the race is not over—and that Haley needs to continue to battle it out against Trump. But what the media is not telling you is that, most of the people who voted for Haley weren’t even registered Republicans.
Nikki Haley relied heavily on the support of Independents and Democrats in the New Hampshire primary yet still lost by wide margins.
Of Haley voters in the Granite State, CNN said, “about 7 in 10 said they were registered as undeclared prior to Tuesday.”…
New Hampshire’s loose requirements allow for voters to cross over, while future Republican caucuses and primaries will consist overwhelmingly of registered Republicans.
According to an exit poll from CNN, 70% of those who voted for Nikki Haley weren’t registered Republicans. The overwhelming number of votes she pulled in came from independents, unaffiliated voters, and Democrats who switched party affiliation to vote in the Republican primary.
Are these people who are voting in a Republican primary intending to vote for Nikki Haley in the general election, rather than President? Some are speculating that many of these voters are instead trying to prevent Trump from winning the nomination.
Some are calling Haley’s “victory” a mirage, thanks to these voters.
From Just the News:
But even in that handy defeat, Haley’s showing was somewhat a political mirage. Exit polling showed she captured only about a quarter of registered Republicans who cast ballots.
Those who say Haley has a significant chance in the coming primaries might be conveniently ignoring this fact. Most other states require registered party members to vote in the primaries. Democrats and independents won’t be able to impact the results in most upcoming.
Critics will surely point out the hypocrisy of what these non-Republicans did. They accuse Republicans of being “threats” to democracy, yet it appeared they tried to derail the GOP primaries with this eye-opening tactic
- According to an exit poll, 70% of Nikki Haley’s New Hampshire votes came from non-Republicans.
- Donald Trump beat Haley, earning 54.5% of the vote.
- Some claim Haley’s results are a “mirage,” as most other states don’t allow non-Republicans to vote in the GOP primaries.