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Nikki Haley Manages to Defeat Trump in Vermont Primary

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley surprised everyone by defeating former President Trump in the Vermont Republican primary.

Haley’s biggest victory since the beginning of the GOP primary season is the result of the triumph.

The only GOP nomination contest she has won up until Tuesday was in Washington, D.C.

Trump is increasing his lead in national delegates with victories in other Super Tuesday races, despite Haley’s close loss in Vermont.

However, in Vermont, his shortcomings with regard to non-core Republicans and independents during this year’s GOP primary were evident.

Haley’s team has been highlighting New England states like Vermont as part of her future strategy for weeks.

Any registered voter in the state may enter the Republican primary and compete for the nomination. This is known as the open primary system.

Along with Governor Chris Sununu of neighboring New Hampshire, Haley was joined at a rally on Sunday in South Burlington, Vermont, by Governor Phil Scott, one of just two Republican governors to have endorsed her.

However, in spite of her big win in Vermont on Tuesday, Haley is now widely expected to drop out of the race after failing to win any other primaries.

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