The long and grueling road to the White House brought more victories to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. Except for the win by Gov. John Kasich in his home state of Ohio, Trump dominated the Republican Primaries, winning 4 out of 5 contests in Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, and Missouri. Sen. Ted Cruz came in second in three states, while Sen. Marco Rubio has bowed out.
So far, Trump has a total of 656 delegates, Cruz has 408 and Kasich has 75. Cruz said two-thirds of Republicans are against Trump, and Trump will lose against Clinton in November if he becomes the nominee.
On the Democratic side, Clinton swept the primaries, winning all 5 states—a major step toward clinching the nomination. “I’ve never had more faith in our future,” she told an elated crowd in Florida.
She won in Ohio 57% to 43% over Sen. Bernie Sanders, although it was expected to be a tight race, and carried three states by double digits.
The Sanders camp shows no signs of giving up, despite the losses. Speaking to a crowd in Arizona—one of the primary states in next week’s contests—he said:
“Next week, Arizona has a very important election. We will win. We will win if the voter turnout is high. Let's make it high.”
Clinton has a total of 1,565 delegates and Sanders has 858.
Next week, Democrats will hold elections in Arizona, Utah and Idaho. Republican contests will be held in Arizona, Utah and the America Samoan Territories.