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Donald Trump secures commanding win in Nevada GOP caucuses






Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaigns in Greenville, South Carolina, on February 16, 2016. Photo from Donald J. Trump for President

Real estate mogul Donald Trump won the Nevada caucuses on Tuesday, reaffirming his position as the front-runner in the Republican presidential race.

On a day of record turnout, Trump easily won the state with nearly 46 percent of the vote, according to the Associated Press. Far behind were the two remaining viable hopefuls: Marco Rubio, the Senator from Florida, and Ted Cruz, the Senator from Texas.

The vote came after Democrat Hillary Clinton won the state on Saturday. Bernie Sanders, the Senator from Vermont, remains in the race and has been garnering the Native vote.

The candidates are now turning to the Super Tuesday primaries on March 1. Voters from both parties are going to the polls in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. Additionally, Alaska Republicans are holding their primary on that day.

Native Americans represent 14.8 percent of the population in Alaska, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and 9.0 percent in Oklahoma.

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