Former President Donald Trump swept Missouri on Saturday in the state’s Republican presidential caucuses – putting him closer to facing off against President Joe Biden in November. Trump won all 114 counties and the city of St. Louis during the caucuses.

The Missouri GOP Party said thousands of Republicans turned out to participate on Saturday.

“The Missouri Republican Party extends its heartfelt congratulations to President Trump on this resounding victory and expresses gratitude to all the dedicated supporters, volunteers, and organizers whose tireless efforts contributed to this historic achievement,” the party said in a news release.

Saturday was the first time since 2012 that Missouri has held presidential caucuses. The state previously followed a presidential preference primary system. The Missouri Legislature tossed out that method in a 2022 elections bill signed into law.

Trump easily won in Idaho and Michigan on Saturday as well.

Tuesday is a crucial day for presidential candidates. “Super Tuesday” is when 16 states will hold primary elections – the day that the most delegates are at stake.

Missouri Democrats will hold a presidential preference primary through a combination of mail-in and in-person voting on March 23.

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