RINO former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is the last Trump alternative standing.
The establishment is on the ropes as Trump won both Iowa and New Hampshire.
And now Nikki Haley is facing one brutal choice that will turn the 2024 race upside down.
Nikki Haley took her blowout loss in New Hampshire as a sign she should continue the campaign to her home state of South Carolina on February 24.
Even though Donald Trump set records for most votes received in Iowa and New Hampshire, Haley has a sneaky plan to make the race competitive in South Carolina.
In New Hampshire, polls showed Trump leading Haley by as much as 22 points.
But Haley was able to outperform the polls because New Hampshire allows Independent voters to pick the party primary they want to participate in.
Haley changed the composition of the electorate by having a majority of voters be Democrats and left-leaning Independents.
And Haley cleaned up in that group, as 70 percent of her voters came from non-Republicans.
“Of Haley voters in the Granite State, CNN said, “about 7 in 10 said they were registered as undeclared prior to Tuesday,” Breitbart reported.
“CNN relied on an exit poll to make its shocking statement. New Hampshire’s loose requirements allow for voters to cross over, while future Republican caucuses and primaries will consist overwhelmingly of registered Republicans,” Breitbart also reported.
In New Hampshire, Democrats had until October to switch their party registration to undeclared to allow them to vote in the GOP Primary.
South Carolina is a true open primary where Democrats are free to crossover into the Republican Primary.
There is no competitive Democrat Primary as Joe Biden is facing what can charitably be described as token opposition.
Polls show Trump leading Haley by 30 points.
But Haley can once again beat expectations by using the next month to pitch to Democrats that their best chance to stop Donald Trump is to vote for her in the primary.
Donald Trump beat Nikki Haley among Republicans in New Hampshire 74 to 25.
Trump has a virtual lock on thumping Haley by a similar margin in South Carolina with GOP voters.
Haley’s campaign admitted in a strategy memo prior to New Hampshire that they plan to only compete in open primaries where Democrats can vote.
If Haley stays in the race, it will waste time and resources that could be used to kickstart the General Election campaign to defeat Joe Biden.
And if Haley prolongs this contest by turning out Democrats, it’s hard to see how she will have any future in the Republican Party.
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