GOP race drives record turnout in Nevada caucuses
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Nevada saw record turnout in Tuesday night's caucuses, with officials reporting that more than 75,000 people turned out to vote in the state where Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDem rep: Trump can't deliver on promise because of Russia probe Trump turns up heat on AG Sessions over recusal Trump: 'I won't say' that I should be on Mount Rushmore MORE won handily.

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With 100 percent of precincts reporting, 75,216 votes had been recorded in the 2016 Republican caucuses, compared to 44,324 in 2008 and 32,894 in 2012.

Record turnout was expected early on Tuesday — a Nevada GOP official told The Hill that preregistrations had outnumbered the number of votes cast in previous contests.

Trump won 45.9 percent of the vote Tuesday, followed by Marco RubioMarco RubioMexican politicians have a new piñata: Donald Trump Bush ethics lawyer: Congress must tell Trump not to fire Mueller The private alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program  MORE, with 23.9 percent; Ted CruzTed CruzMcCain votes to advance ObamaCare repeal, replace after vowing to oppose Senate rejects ObamaCare repeal, replacement amendment Senate Dem: We’re trying to block a recess appointment to replace Sessions MORE, with 21.4 percent; Ben Carson, with 4.8 percent; and John Kasich, with 3.6 percent.

Trump, the front-runner, has bragged about his ability to turn out voters and had taken credit following record turnout in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina earlier this month.

Republicans head to a debate Thursday night before voting in a dozen states next week.