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Donald Trump Suffers Huge Vote Against Him in Maryland, Nebraska

  
Via:  John Russell  •  5 days ago  •  18 comments

By:   Ewan Palmer (Newsweek)

Donald Trump Suffers Huge Vote Against Him in Maryland, Nebraska
It's impossible to believe Trump can win with these numbers—despite what the polls say."

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S E E D E D   C O N T E N T


Donald Trump is continuing to see possible warning signs for his White House bid as significant numbers of people are still voting against him in the GOP primary.

On Tuesday, the presumptive 2024 Republican candidate continued his domination in the primaries with resounding victories in Maryland, Nebraska and West Virginia, winning 80 percent, 79.6 percent and 88.4 percent of the votes in the respective states.

However, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who dropped out of the race two months ago, is still receiving a notable number of votes against the former president, winning 20 percent of the vote in Maryland, or more than 47,500 votes, and 17.8 percent in Nebraska, which amounts to nearly 37,000 ballots.

Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the I-80 Speedway on May 01, 2022 in Greenwood, Nebraska. A significant number of Republicans voted for Nikki Haley in the 2024 GOP... Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the I-80 Speedway on May 01, 2022 in Greenwood, Nebraska. A significant number of Republicans voted for Nikki Haley in the 2024 GOP primaries in Nebraska and Maryland on Tuesday. More Scott Olson/Getty Images

The Context


While Trump easily secured the GOP presidential nomination, winning all but two of the primary races, there have been signs that the former president is struggling to fully win over Republicans beyond his MAGA base as waves of voters continue to support Haley.

Haley was seen as a more moderate Republican candidate in the GOP primary, with moderates and independents seen as potentially vital to Trump's hopes of taking back the White House from President Joe Biden in November.

There have been multiple polls which suggest that Haley supporters will not go on to vote for Trump in the 2024 election, with Biden's campaign team also said to be hoping to win over these disillusioned Republicans.

What We Know


The results in Maryland and Nebraska continue the trend of Haley still receiving sizable votes in the GOP primary despite dropping out of the race in March in the wake of Super Tuesday.

On May 7, Trump easily won the Indiana primary with 78.3 percent of the vote, with Haley receiving 21.7 percent of the vote, a total that amounted to more than 128,000 votes.

Similar potentially worrying results for Trump were seen in the key swing state of Pennsylvania, where Haley received more than 158,000 votes (16.6 percent). Trump was beaten in Pennsylvania by Biden in 2020 by a margin of just over one percent (80,555 votes).

Haley also received more than 26 percent and 18 percent of the GOP primary vote in the key swing states of Michigan and Arizona respectively, amounting to hundreds of thousands of votes.

Views


Wajahat Ali, columnist and co-host of the Democracy-ish podcast, wrote sharing the Maryland results: "A lot of Dems are frustrated with Biden but same goes for Republicans and Trump. The fact Haley scored this much support in another primary should be concerning for Trump."

Former news anchor Ed Greenberger said: "Maryland is a closed primary. These are actual Republicans voting, and [nearly] a quarter of them chose Haley.

"It's the same all over America. It's impossible to believe Trump can win with these numbers—despite what the polls say."

What Next


The GOP Kentucky caucus and Oregon primary will be held on May 21.

The Republican National Convention, where Trump will be confirmed as the 2024 nominee, will take place in Milwaukee in July.

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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    5 days ago
"Maryland is a closed primary. These are actual Republicans voting, and [nearly] a quarter of them chose Haley.
 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @1    5 days ago

And he' still winning despite having trouble with Republicans.... Only 2 points down in a solid blue state like  Minnesota as well. 

Amazing!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.1    5 days ago

why are a quarter of republicans voting for haley ? 

this is not polling, these are votes

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    5 days ago

You're confused by the math. It's a primary for fuck's sake. I'd have preferred Haley also, but that doesn't mean that Haley supporters won't vote for Trump. It's getting more likely she will be chosen as his VP.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.2    5 days ago

I voted Haley in our primary.

 
 
 
Snuffy
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1.1.4  Snuffy  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    5 days ago

yeah, what's already been said. This is still only the primary. As both Trump and Biden have wrapped up their nomination process with sufficient votes to win as the party candidates, any primary voting right now is as meaningless as taking any poll from six months out and claiming that's how the future is gonna work out. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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1.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.3    5 days ago

hehe...so did I.  I asked for a republican ballot and voted for her

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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1.1.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  Snuffy @1.1.4    5 days ago

Agree. It doesn't matter how many people DON"T vote for trmp he will still be facing Biden in November

 
 
 
Snuffy
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1.1.7  Snuffy  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.6    5 days ago

Yep, unless one or both of the parties pull a summer surprise.  Here's hoping..  I really hate that we have these two again.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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1.1.8  Trout Giggles  replied to  Snuffy @1.1.7    5 days ago

I haven't said much, but, yeah, me, too

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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1.1.9  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.2    5 days ago

It's getting more likely she will be chosen as his VP.

I don’t understand how this scenario could appeal to anyone.  She would be useless in a Trump administration, serving no purpose other than to gain votes from people too stupid to realize how useless she will be under his rule.  He’d probably just fire her from his dictatorship the first time she disagrees with him.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.10  Greg Jones  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.6    5 days ago

Yep, that's true, unfortunately for the Democrats.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.11  Greg Jones  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @1.1.9    5 days ago

She's gotta be more useful than Ms Giggles has been. Infinitely more intelligent and qualified than the quirky Kamala

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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1.1.12  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.11    5 days ago

But at least Kamala is still there and on good terms with her boss.  Haley would be fired and replaced ten times over with more useless, groveling toadies in a new Trump dictatorship.

 
 
 
Snuffy
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1.1.13  Snuffy  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @1.1.9    5 days ago
She would be useless in a Trump administration, serving no purpose other than to gain votes from people

Isn't that the primary purpose of most VP picks for the past several presidents? You really can't say that most VP's are picked for their ability to lead.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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1.1.14  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Snuffy @1.1.13    5 days ago

That is beside the point.  There’s no way the thin skinned Trump is going to keep a VP who was openly hostile to him during the primaries.  If he picked her it would be glaringly obvious why he did so and what will end up happening to her.  If I were her I wouldn’t even consider it.  She’ll end with a fate similar to Putin’s critics.  Maybe she and Joe can share a cell.

 
 
 
Snuffy
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1.1.15  Snuffy  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @1.1.14    4 days ago

I think that's exactly the point. The selection of a VP candidate for an election is always aimed at what that person can bring to the campaign in terms of votes and donor money. And Haley would bring both in abundance.

And regardless of how thin skinned Trump is, I do not believe that the President can fire the Vice President. 

“The vice presidency is a constitutional office. It’s not appointed. And it’s not a cabinet-level office where the president has appointed the vice president. I mean, the President selects the vice president as a running mate,” explained Pybas. “But constitutionally, the vice president’s term is for four years now. And the way to remove them is through impeachment.” Fact Finders: Can the president fire the vice president? (ky3.com)

Now Trump could make life very unpleasant for Haley after winning the White House and ask her to resign but I do not believe that he could outright fire her. The Vice President is after all the President of the Senate and Trump could not fire any sitting senator.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2  Ronin2    5 days ago

Want to lay bets on which candidate is sweating more bullets right now?

Joe who is literally trying to do something, while not doing anything, against Israel in Gaza and the West Bank. In an effort to win back the far leftists who have decided to support Hamas.

Or Trump, who is losing votes to Haley who isn't even on the ballot for the general election.

Willing to bet that the protest vote against Trump will vanish in the general election when their only other choice is Biden or Kennedy. The far leftist loons not as much- as the Bernie Bros proved they are more than willing to punish Democrats when they don't do what they want.

 
 

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