Donald Trump secured a resounding victory in the first 2024 Republican presidential contest in Iowa on Monday, asserting his dominance over the party despite a litany of legal troubles as he seeks a rematch with Democratic President Joe Biden.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis finished well behind in second place, Edison Research projected, edging out former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley as they battle to emerge as the chief alternative to Trump.

Trump was poised to win by an unprecedented margin for an Iowa Republican contest, strengthening his case that his nomination is a foregone conclusion given his massive lead in national polls even though he faces four criminal indictments.