Mohammed Maher writes for “Al-Mawq3” about Nikki Haley’s last bet in the big Tuesday battle

Translated by Sama Marwan ,

Mohammed Maher writes for “Al-Mawq3” about Nikki Haley’s last bet in the big Tuesday battle

The United States is holding its breath tomorrow, Tuesday, coinciding with the primary elections in 15 American states, in addition to the territory of Samoa, to officially determine the Republican candidate who will face President Biden in the November elections.

It is noteworthy that Ambassador Nikki Haley, the last remaining in the Republican race against Trump, still believes she has a chance to win, despite practically losing all her chances with her humiliating defeat in her home state of South Carolina, where she previously served as governor for six years.

The elections are taking place in the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia. In addition to the American Samoa territory.

Doubts persist within the Republican Party itself, with some of its leaders still believing that Haley should withdraw and focus on the major party battle to regain the White House from the Democrats in November, rather than diluting Republican efforts. However, it seems that Haley will continue until the end.

But Haley seems to have other bets, as she is still awaiting a surprise, such as a sudden health problem for her elderly competitor, or a legal event, such as Trump’s disqualification from the race altogether, due to the criminal charges he faces in American courts. It is scheduled that Trump’s first criminal trial will begin on March 25 in New York, in a case related to the forgery of business records to conceal payments he made to the adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Trump also faces three other sets of charges, including a federal indictment for conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 election, in which Biden won the presidency.

It is noteworthy that Haley herself previously told CNN that she is the Republicans’ hope to win the general presidential elections in November, saying, “Trump will fail to win the general elections.”

In contrast to the consecutive victories Trump has been achieving in the election rounds, one after the other, Jeff Duncan, the Republican leader and former deputy governor of the state of Georgia, recently revealed Haley’s superiority in fundraising numbers among Republicans, which is a stunning surprise. He revealed that during the last quarter of 2023, Haley outperformed Trump in raising $24 million compared to $19 million in their campaign donations.

In January, the fundraising that Haley conducted exceeded what the wealthy businessman Trump had collected, again by $9.8 million to $8.8 million for her competitor.

Haley called for not withdrawing from the election race, no matter the pressure, saying, “There is no reason for Haley to stop now, even with Trump’s sweeping victories in the remaining states, as there is always next time in the 2028 elections, perhaps Republican voters will wake up.”

It is certain that Haley’s performance has been amazing, as she slowly advanced at the beginning until she defeated Ron DeSantis, the future governor of Florida, who was seen as the main competitor to Trump. In fact, Haley would have performed even better in the primary elections if she had faced any other candidate, but Trump’s presence in the picture makes everything different by all means.

Usually, Republican candidates need to win 1,215 delegates, i.e., more than half of the available 2,429 delegates, to win the nomination. The Republican candidate needs to win 1,215 delegates, i.e., more than half of the available 2,429 delegates, to win the nomination, and the Trump campaign expects him to have more than 50% of the votes by March 19, with the voting in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, and Ohio.

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