Scenes from the Republican caucus, Reno High School
Photos and interviews by Jose Olivares.
Doug Slayton, a Donald Trump supporter stands proudly after casting his vote at the Nevada Republican Caucus. “The rest of [the candidates] are status quo. They’re pro-immigration and we need to put a stop to it. We don’t know who [the immigrants] are. Some of them are here to hurt us. [Donald Trump] is our only hope.”
Charlotte Knowlton stands with her husband after having cast their caucus vote for Marco Rubio. “He’s young, he’s intelligent, he’s a man of faith. We think we need some young blood. He stands for the Constitution.” They were split between voting for Rubio and for Ted Cruz. “We wish they’d run together! They’ve got to stop this ISIS crap.”
Members of precinct 1006 engage in discussion during the Nevada Republican Caucus in Reno High School on Feb. 23.
Volunteers look through documents in order to help attendees find their precinct to participate in the Nevada Republican Caucus on Feb. 23.
Volunteers help caucus attendees register and find their precinct in order to participate in the Nevada Republican Caucus on Feb. 23.
Arthur Hakes, a Ben Carson supporter stands in line, waiting to register and participate in the Nevada Republican Caucus. “[Ben Carson] is definitely the best alternate for me. He’s an honest man, he’s got a little religion in his soul. That’s important for me: pro-life, anti-abortion, religion between a man and a woman.” According to Hakes, Donald Trump is not a reliable candidate: “I’m not too interested in building a wall. I think he’s a dangerous candidate.”
Marco Cloninger, 17, stands in the halls of Reno High School at the Nevada Republican Caucus. “I’m excited. I haven’t done anything like this before.” Although 17, Clonginger is able to participate in the caucus because he will be 18 by the time the November general election rolls around. He supported Trump at the caucus. “I like the way he tells it like it is. He’s just straight and direct. Something about his honesty I really admire than in other candidates.”