These numbers mark a 69 percent increase over the 2012 Nevada Republican caucus numbers. The Democrats, on the other hand, saw their turnout decrease by a third.
Wow. R Turnout in NV last night was more than 75 thousand - a record & 69% more than last cycle. While D's were DOWN more than 31% this year— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) February 24, 2016
It should be noted that with nearly 35,000 votes received, Donald Trump received more votes in this caucus than the entire GOP field did in 2012.