Republicans line up at the Fish Springs Firehouse to participate in the Feb. 8 caucus.
Donald Trump beat out Ryan Binkley in last week’s caucus as more than 99 percent Nevada of voters who voted in the caucus cast their ballot for the former president.
Douglas County reported 4,013 votes for Trump and 63 for Binkley. Douglas County Republicans Chairman James McKalip said their precincts had huge crowds.
“Far more than anyone anticipated,” he said.
In the 2016 caucus, the chairman saw just 10 votes at his precinct. This year, he estimates hundreds appeared.
According to the Nevada GOP’s unofficial results, in Washoe County 12,239 voted for Trump and 161 for Binkley.
Statewide, a total of 60,522 votes were cast. 59,982 of those were for Trump, while 540 were for Binkley.
In the 2016 caucus, then party spokesman Shawn Meehan told The Record-Courier 4,637 Republicans voted out of 14,136 active voters.
There were several candidates on the ballot that year, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson and Gov. John Kasich.
Most voters cast a ballot and left at that caucus, which also gave former President Trump the win.