In the 2024 Iowa Caucus, Trump solidifies his lead to challenge Biden.

January 15, DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - With a commanding victory in the first Republican presidential contest of 2024 held in Iowa on Monday, Donald Trump demonstrated his dominance over the party in spite of numerous criminal allegations against him as he attempts to face President Joe Biden in a rematch.

With more than half of the vote, Trump has gained momentum ahead of what appears to be a close and extremely contentious November election campaign against Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, 45, defeated former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, 51, to finish well behind Trump in second place in Iowa, but neither candidate was able to establish themselves as the front-runner.

The 77-year-old Trump, the first sitting or former president of the United States to face criminal charges, won by an extraordinary margin in an Iowa Republican primary, bolstering his argument that his nomination is inevitable given his commanding lead in national polls.

With 99% of the predicted vote counted, Trump received 51%, DeSantis 21%, and Haley 19%, according to Edison Research. That victory margin easily outpaced Bob Dole's 1988 record of 12.8 percentage points.

"THANK YOU IOWA, I LOVE YOU ALL!!!" Trump sent a message on Truth Social, his social media network.

He intends to use a string of strong early primary victories to eliminate his competitors in an attempt to expedite the typically months-long Republican selection process.

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