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 John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes 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 Antonio RubioGOP senators plan to tune out impeachment week Republicans warn election results are 'wake-up call' for Trump Paul's demand to out whistleblower rankles GOP colleagues MORE, with 23.9 percent; Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWarren goes local in race to build 2020 movement Trump holds chummy meeting with Turkey's Erdoğan Overnight Defense: Trump hosts Erdoğan at White House | Says Turkish leader has 'great relationship with the Kurds' | Highlights from first public impeachment hearing 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.