Trump ‘beats’ DeSantis: He beats him by almost 30 points and wins caucuses in Iowa

Former US President Donald Trump and candidate for the White House in 2024 won the Iowa caucuses this Monday, January 16, with 51 percent of the votes, almost 30 more points that the second, the Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

110,298 people participated in this Monday’s caucuses, 41 percent less than in 2016, when a record was set with around 187,000.

Trump obtained 56,260 votes and 51 percent, while DeSantis added 23,420 votes and 21.2 percent.

The third was the former governor of South Carolina and former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, with 21,085 votes and 19.1 percent.

Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, who announced that he was withdrawing from the primaries after learning the result, was fourth with 8,449 votes and 7.7 percent.

In the Iowa caucuses, barely 40 delegates of the 2,429 at stake throughout the Republican primary process.

Trump took 20, DeSantis 8, Haley 7 and Ramaswamy got 3 despite retiring. There are still two delegates to be assigned pending the final result.

Elections 2024: Who are Trump’s rivals?

Former ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis are Trump’s main rivals in the primaries. They are fighting for second place in Iowa to give them at least some impetus for future races.

Both have already begun to change their focus. Haley is set to run a strong race in New Hampshire, where she hopes to have more success with the state’s independent voters ahead of the Jan. 23 primary. DeSantis addresses directly South Carolina, a conservative stronghold where the February 24 vote could prove crucial, before heading to N.H.

George W. Bush’s victory in 2000 was the last time a Republican candidate won Iowa and subsequently won the party’s nomination.

The chances that Donald Trump will face Joe Biden in this year’s presidential elections, as happened in 2020, are increasingly greater; However, Trump will have to deal with whats legal proceedings against him.