Trump Wins in S.C.; Clinton Prevails in Nevada

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February 21, 2016

Weekend voting in Nevada and South Carolina has resulted in wins for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

In the Democratic Party Nevada Caucuses, Clinton finished with 53 percent of the vote and got 22 delegates. For taking out 47 percent of the vote, Sanders received 15 delegates.

The running delegate total on the Democratic side has both Clinton and Sanders with 51.

For the Republican Primary in South Carolina, Trump got 32 percent of the vote. Rubio and Cruz both had 22 percent. Finishing far behind were Bush, Kasich, and Carson. After the primary results were announced, Bush ended his presidential campaign. Carly Fiorina and Jim Gilmore ended their campaigns after finishing far back in the field in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

Trump’s delegate count now stands at 61. Cruz has 11, and Rubio has 10. Kasich, with 5, and Carson, with 3, round out the field still in the race.

Republicans vote next in Nevada, on Feb. 23. Democrats vote next in South Carolina, on Feb. 27.

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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