Nikki Haley Took Almost 22% of the Vote in Indiana

Trump's last GOP rival dropped out more than 2 months ago
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2024 7:44 PM CDT
Updated May 8, 2024 6:25 PM CDT
Braun Scores Big Win in Indiana Primary
Biden and Trump easily won the Indiana presidential primaries,   (AP Photo)
UPDATE May 8, 2024 6:25 PM CDT

Nikki Haley had another relatively strong showing in a Republican primary Tuesday, despite having dropped out of the race more than two months ago. According to DecisionDeskHQ, she had 21.7% of the vote with more than 99% of votes counted, with Donald Trump, who has already clinched the nomination, at 78.3%. Haley, who received more than 128,000 votes in Indiana, hasn't endorsed Trump, the Hill reports. President Biden has urged Haley supporters to vote for him. The AP reports that Haley's support was strongest in urban and suburban counties, though Trump won every county. She took 35% of the vote in Marion County, which includes Indianapolis.

May 7, 2024 7:44 PM CDT

Indiana held its primaries Tuesday and there were no surprises in early results: The AP called the Republican primary for Donald Trump soon after polls closed at 6pm Eastern, while President Biden was the only candidate on the Democratic ballot and "uncommitted" is not an option in Indiana. With more than 70% of ballots counted, Trump had around 78% of the vote, with Nikki Haley, who dropped out months ago, at around 22%, per DecisionDeskHQ.

In a more competitive race, US Sen. Mike Braun won Indiana's Republican gubernatorial primary, the Indianapolis Star reports. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Chambers, his nearest rival in the six-candidate race, conceded soon after polls closed. The Star notes it was "by far the most expensive primary in Indiana history, given the sheer number of candidates" and the "electoral math" that makes the winner likely to replace term-limited Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb. US Rep. Jim Banks won the GOP primary to replace Braun in the Senate, NBC News reports. (More Election 2024 stories.)

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