Donald Trump began the Republican race for the White House with a landslide victory to kick off the Republican primary race securing a 51.1 % share of the vote according to The New York Times published report on January 16, 2024. Iowa was the first official 2024 test of his popularity with Republican voters. The former president beat the Florida governor Ronda Santis and the former US ambassador Nikki Haley. There were concerns that the Arctic weather conditions might have affected voter turnout in more than 1,600 precincts, but many people were determined to show up.
Trump has taken more votes than all his republican rivals combined. In his press conference after winning, he said “This is time for everybody in our country to come together we want to come together whether it’s Republican or Democrat”. He spoke about the state of US cities and how he wanted to tackle law and order by saying “We are going to build our cities and we will work with the democrats to do and I would be glad to work with the people in New York, we are going to work with people in Chicago and LA we are going to rebuild our cities and we are going to make them safe”
Donald Trump promised to seal up the border he said “We have an invasion we have millions and millions of people that are coming to our country I can’t imagine why they think that’s a good thing.” His two closest rivals in the second place were Ronda Santis and the third was Nikki Haley. New Hampshire is the next state to cast a vote for the Republican nominee in 2016 Donald Trump won New Hampshire by 35.2% in the Republican primary race in 2016, but he lost at the state level when Hillary Clinton won it by 47.6% while he got 47.2% in 2020 when Donald Trump went back for re-election against the current president Joe Biden, he got 45.5% in New Hampshire while Joe Biden got 52.9%. Many people are looking forward to how Trump is going to perform in New Hampshire after his impressive win in Iowa.
Edited by: Megha Siddapura Manjunatha
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