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Pahrump loves Trump

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump took over Pahrump during the Republican Caucus, capturing close to 60 percent of the vote in town.

Trump was followed by Senator Ted Cruz from Texas with 22 percent of the vote and Florida Senator Marco Rubio with 12.5 percent of the vote.

In Nye County, Trump captured 56 percent of support with 908 votes. He was followed by Cruz with 23 percent and 408 votes and Rubio with 13 percent of the vote and 220 votes.

Trump had a third straight victory in Nevada on Tuesday, winning the state by 46 percent overall. Rubio received 24 percent statewide while Cruz received 21 percent.

Trump dominated in most Nevada counties, except for Elko and White Pine counties, where Ted Cruz had a lead.

Michelle Edwards, who switched from nonpartisan to Republican, said she was going to vote for Cruz, “because he is for getting Nevadans their land back and he is for our Second Amendment rights.”

“In my opinion, the Republicans are fighting more for what America is needing, to recuperate from the recession and they are fighting to lower the taxes and keep America what America was before,” she said.

She said Cruz was, “for making a goal of true America being the way it was back in the old days. And that’s what America should be.”

“That’s what America needs right now. We need go back to being America,” she said.

Richard Gast said he was going to vote for Donald Trump.

“I honestly believe all of the problems will be fixed if we can fix the economy and I believe he is the one that can do that,” he said.

Linda Delamere, who stood in line before the caucus, said voting was her “American obligation.”

“I do think they are a little bit disorganized but that’s the way they do it here, so that’s why I am here,” she said.

Delamere said she was trying to make up her mind between Trump and Cruz. Candy Allard, who was standing in line next to Delamere, said she was going to vote for Trump.

“Because I think he is pretty decisive, I think he has the ambition and the energy to change things,” she said.

Republicans and Democrats will head to Super Tuesday, the biggest day in the 2016 election on March 1 when 12 states will hold primaries and caucuses. More delegates are up for grabs than on that day than any other day.

Contact reporter Daria Sokolova at dsokolova@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @dariasokolova77

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