The Ides of March came for the challengers in Tuesday’s primaries with the front-runners expanding their delegate leads to their party nominations. The delegate math gets even better for the front-runners.
Hillary Clinton easily bested Bernie Sanders in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, and pulled out a narrow win over Sanders in Illinois and eked out a razor-thin Missouri primary win. In fact, the primaries for both parties in Missouri were so close that Recounts are possible in both of Missouri’s presidential primaries.
It was a huge night for Clinton expanding her delegate lead. Sanders vows to press on despite growing deficit in delegate race.
Donald Trump also won “yuuuge” in Florida’s winner-take-all primary, knocking Marco Rubio Roboto out of the race. A Distant Second at Home, Marco Rubio Ends a Disappointing Campaign. “The Donald” also won the winner-take-all GOP Caucus in the Northern Mariana Islands, and easily won the primaries in North Carolina and Illinois. Trump appeared to eke out razor-thin Missouri primary win with a Recount possible in both of Missouri’s presidential primaries.
Ohio Governor John Kasich won his home state’s winner-take-all primary keeping his slim hopes alive. Kasich Captures Ohio, Keeping Hopes Alive. But where does he go for a second act?
Next Tuesday are the primaries in Arizona (winner-take-all for the GOP) and Utah, and the Idaho Caucus (D) and American Samoa Caucus (R).