Clinton, Trump March Emphatically On

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April 26, 2016

Donald Trump widened his delegate lead considerably by winning all five Republican Party primary elections on offer, while HIllary Clinton won four of the five states’ Democratic elections.

Bernie Sanders won one state. Each winning candidate garnered more than half of all votes cast in each of the states that they won.

Trump won 105 of the 110 delegates up for grabs in a combination of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, trailing in third place, won the other five delegates. The updated delegate totals are 949 for Trump, 543 for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and 153 for Kasich. The required number for the Republican national convention is 1,237.

Clinton took home 150 of the 229 delegates up for grabs on the Democratic side, with Sanders (whose lone win came in Rhode Island) winning the support of the other 79. Clinton’s total now stands at 1,596; Sanders’ total is 1,281. The required number for the Democratic national convention is 2,383.

The next state to hold a primary election is Indiana, on May 3. As always, Democratic delegates will be apportioned based on percentage of votes. The Republican primary in Indiana is a winner-take-most, which means that the candidate who receives the highest number of votes will receive far and away the lion’s share of the delegates.

A complete list of dates for caucuses and primaries is here.

It all leads up to the major party national conventions. The Republican Party convention will be July 18–21 in Cleveland. The Democratic Party convention will be the week of July 25th in Philadelphia.

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