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Nevada GOP to vote Feb. 22 on endorsing Trump for president

President Donald Trump launches 2020 campaign  Photo: The White House / Joyce N. Boghosian via MGN.
President Donald Trump launches 2020 campaign Photo: The White House / Joyce N. Boghosian via MGN.(KOLO)
Published: Dec. 13, 2019 at 7:15 PM PST
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The Nevada Republican Party's governing members have scheduled a February vote to endorse Donald Trump as their nominee for president in lieu of a nominating caucus.

The party's executive director Will Sexauer said Friday that the state GOP's central committee will vote at a Feb. 22 meeting in Nye County.

The vote will come the same day that the Nevada Democratic Party will be holding its presidential caucuses across the state. Nevada is the third state to weigh in on the Democratic presidential race.

Nevada's GOP voted in September to opt out of a presidential nominating caucus in 2020. Nevada is one of several states that have opted to cancel Republican primaries and caucuses in an effort that helps consolidate support for the president, who is not expected to face any strong challenge from within his party.

Sexauer said the date was not chosen because of the Democratic caucuses but was the only Saturday in a range of dates that the party's rules allowed the vote to occur.

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