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primary election boxApril 26 primaries — Donald Trump showed them how to do it Tuesday, sweeping all five Northeast state Republican presidential primaries. Ted Cruz and John Kasich may have been holding hands on the ballots, but for all intents and purposes they were not there., Trump won early in Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut. All of the delegate figures were not up, but Trump took the majority. Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania are “Winner Take All” states for the Republicans.
On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders won Rhode Island and came real close to winning Connecticut.
In one of the closed primaries, Maryland, they declared Hillary Clinton the winner with 0.0 votes to report. In fact, Sanders did the worst in Maryland. With 98 percent of the vote in, Clinton got 63.0 percent with 528,417 votes, and Sanders got 33.2 percent with 278,463 votes. Clinton was allocated 53 delegates and Sanders got 24.
Sanders carried Connecticut for most of the night until a late surge put Clinton slightly ahead.
In Rhode Island, the one almost open primary in the five, Sanders opened up with 63.2 per cent of the vote to Clinton’s 38.5 per cent of the vote. He was declared the winner with 56 per cent of the vote reported with 56.3 per cent of the vote for Sanders and 33,385 votes to 42.0 per cent or 24,913 for Clinton. Initially he was allocated 13 delegates, and she got 8.
Later, with 100 percent reporting in Rhode Island, Sanders got 55.0 percent, or 66,720 votes, and Clinton got 43.3 percent with 52,493 votes. He got 13 delegates, and she got 11.
In Connecticut, Sanders carried the election most of the night. With 21 per cent of the vote in, he was carrying it 49.9 to Clinton’s 48.3. With 52 per cent of the vote in, Sanders was still ahead 49.8 to Clinton’s 48.3. With 58 per cent of the vote reported, Sanders was ahead 50.0 to Clinton’s 48.2.
Clinton pulled ahead in Connecticut with 63 per cent of the vote in with 49.3 to Sanders’s 48.9. This was at 10:10 p.m. ET. With 80 per cent of the vote reporting at 10:30 p.m. ET, Clinton was declared the winner at 50.2 per cent of the vote or 134,561 with Sanders at 48.0 or 128,522 votes. With 98 percent of the vote in, Clinton had 51.5 percent with 167,094 votes, and Sanders got 46.8 percent with 151,760 votes. Clinton was allocated 27 delegates, and Sanders got 24.
Clinton won Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland — all closed primaries.
In Pennsylvania, the largest delegate prize, with 98 percent of the vote in, Clinton got 55.6 percent, 912,693 votes, and Sanders got 43.6 percent, 715,732 votes. Clinton earned 91 delegates, while Sanders got 59.
In Delaware, with 100 percent reporting, Clinton got 59.8 percent, 55,950 votes, and Sanders got 39.2 percent, 36,659 votes. Clinton got 12 delegates, and Sanders got 9.
With Tuesday’s allocations Clinton got 196 delegates and Sanders got 124.
Sanders vowed to stay in the race and fight it out until the Democratic National Convention in July.
In a statement Sanders aid, “I congratulate Secretary Clinton on her victories tonight, and I look forward to issue-oriented campaigns in the 14 contests to come.”
Clinton was quoted as saying, “Whether you support Senator Sanders or you support me, there’s much more that unites us than divides us.”
Sanders vowed to stay in the race and fight it out until the Democratic National Convention in July.
In a statement Sanders said, “I congratulate Secretary Clinton on her victories tonight, and I look forward to issue-oriented campaigns in the 14 contests to come.”
Clinton was quoted as saying, “Whether you support Senator Sanders or you support me, there’s much more that unites us than divides us.”
In the Republican primaries, in Pennsylvania, with 99 percent of the vote in, Trump pulled 56.7 percent, 892,237; Cruz pulled 21.6 percent, 349,201 votes; and Kasich pulled 19.4 percent, 194,793 votes. Trump receives all the state’s 17 Republican delegates.
In Connecticut, with 99 percent of the vote in, Trump pulled 57.7 percent, 122,519 votes; Kasich pulled 28.5 percent, 60,447 votes; and Cruz pulled 11.7 percent, 24,779 votes. Trump gets the state’s 28 Republican delegates.
In Maryland, with 99 percent of the vote in, Trump pulled 54.4 percent, 237,132 votes; Kasich pulled 23.0 percent, 100,333 votes; and Cruz pulled 18.9 percent, 82,286 votes.
In Delaware, with 100 percent of the vote in, Trump pulled 60.8 percent, 40,472 votes; Kasich pulled 20.4 percent, 14,225 votes; and Cruz pulled 15.9 percent,11,110 votes. Trump gained 16 delegates.
In Rhode Island, with 100 percent of the vote in, Trump pulled 63.8 percent, 39,059 votes; Kasich pulled 24.4 percent, 14,929 votes; and Cruz pulled 10.4 percent, 6,393 votes. Trump got 9 delegates, Kasich got 5 delegates, and Cruz got 1 delegate.
Overall Tuesday, Trump gained 105 delegates, Kasich got 5 and Cruz got one.
Indiana, an open primary, is next on May 3, with 92 Democratic delegates and 57 Republican delegates to be gained. It’s another “Winner Take All” contest for the Republicans.
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