The Leaders Pull Away As Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Sweep Many Northeast States

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Note: We will provide live results as they happen at the bottom of this post.

About a month has passed since several states ran presidential primaries in one solitary evening. That occasion, Western Tuesday, saw Bernie Sanders begin to pluck states away from Hillary Clinton, and he continued this streak until the New York primary. The same could almost be said for Ted Cruz, who gave Donald Trump a reality check while outmaneuvering him in smaller states that Trump didn’t see fit for his golden resources. New York changed everything, and the frontrunners got their groove back.

On this election Tuesday, five states — Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island — will bring their selections to the table. Now that Cruz and John Kasich have formed their last-ditch alliance, and things are truly (according to Trump) getting “desperate,” every delegate counts. Who will take top prize tonight?

Results will roll in as soon as 8:00pm EST. Stay tuned for continued live updates and the better speeches of the evening.

Democrat State Wins Before Tuesday

Clinton: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
Sanders: Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Republican State Wins Before Tuesday

Trump: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia
Cruz: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Texas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Kasich: Ohio
Rubio (1 State): Minnesota (plus the District of Columbia and the territory of Puerto Rico)

Delegates Needed For A Party Nomination

Democrats: 2383 (Clinton has 1428 before Tuesday. Sanders follows with 1153. Clinton’s count includes over 500 superdelegates, some of whom are uncommitted.)

GOP: 1237 (Trump has 845 before Tuesday. Cruz follows with 559 and Kasich with 149. Some of Rubio’s 171 delegates are up for grabs.)

Here we go with the April 26 results.


GOP: Donald Trump (58%) wins. Kasich (28%) and Cruz (12%) did not fare well.
Dems: Clinton (51%) barely rises over Sanders (47%) in a close race.


GOP: Donald Trump (61%) slam dunks. Kasich (20%) and Cruz (16%) struggle.
Dems: Clinton (59%) wins over the Bern (39%).


GOP: Donald Trump (55%) scores. Kasich (22%) and Cruz (19%) follow.
Dems: Clinton (63%) takes this one over Sanders (33%).


GOP: Donald Trump (57%) wins a yuge state with Cruz (21%) and Kasich (19%).
Dems: Clinton (56%) nabs this state from Sanders (43%).

Rhode Island

GOP: Donald Trump (64%) takes one more state for a sweep. Kasich (24%) and Cruz (10%) bring up the rear.
Dems: Sanders (55%) claims his only win of the night over Clinton (43%).

Clinton made her victory speech after three states were called in her favor. This was a speech that felt more appropriate for a general election rather than a primary night, and she thanked Sanders for his contributions to the party. Kinda sounds like a dismissal.

Trump made another surprisingly civilized speech with Chris Christie tossing smiles behind him. Bye bye, hostage face, right? Trump called himself the “presumptive nominee” while declaring, “If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5% of the vote.”

(Via CNN & Real Clear Politics)