Trump sweeps east coast, Hillary wins 3 states
Donald Trump swept the East Coast primaries after posting big wins in all five Northeast states- Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Hillary Clinton won in 3 states- Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Trump had won 845 delegates, before these latest polls, while Kaisch and Cruz have only 148 and 559 each. Clinton secured 1946 out of 2383, required to secure the democrat nomination.
The US Presidential nomination and contenders
The Democratic and the Republican parties choose their respective nominees through party-sponsored contests in each state and territory. This happens through the process of either Caucuses or Primaries. In the 2016 US presidential race, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are the top Republican contenders; Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are the top Democratic candidates.
States where Caucuses are held
In 2016, just fourteen states (Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming), the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories (American Samoa, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) will hold caucuses.
Cruz and Clinton emerge victorious in Iowa Caucuses
GOP candidate Ted Cruz and Democrat Hillary Clinton won the Iowa caucuses, held on 1 February. Texas Senator Ted Cruz claimed 28% of Republican vote beating Real Estate Mogul Donald Trump, who came second securing 24%. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a close contest with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won by a narrow margin with a lead of 49.9% to 49.6%.
Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire
The New Hampshire primary delivered resounding victories to leftwing Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump. The success by two outsider candidates dealt a remarkable rebuke to the political establishment. Sanders won with a decisive lead of 60% over Hillary Clinton's 38%. On the GOP side, Trump lead with 35.3% of votes against his closest rival Ohio Governor John Kasich at 15.8%.
Trump, Clinton take SC, Nevada
Donald Trump won his second and third consecutive primaries in South Carolina ad Nevada respectively, forging ahead of his Republican counterparts. On the other hand, Democrat Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders in both Nevada and South Carolina primaries dealing a blow to Bernie's chances. Republican Jeb Bush bowed out of the United States' 2016 Presidential race after a heavy defeat in South Carolina.
Trump wins 3 states, Sanders in Michigan
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump won three states, Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders won Michigan, while Hillary Clinton notched up her lead with a big win in Mississippi. With this win, Trump has strengthened his bid as the Republican Party's candidate for the Presidential elections. Republican Marco Rubio came in fourth in both Michigan and Mississippi, severely jeopardizing his Presidential run.
Trump, Clinton win three states, Rubio out
Donald Trump scored three victories in North Carolina, Illinois and Florida in the latest Republican primaries, but lost Ohio to John Kasich. Hillary Clinton won Florida, Ohio and North Carolina in the Democrat's primaries, marking a significant lead over Democrat contender Bernie Sanders. Marco Rubio dropped out of the race after polls closed leaving Trump against Kasich and Ted Cruz in the Republican race.
Bernie Sanders sweeps Alaska, Washington and Hawaii caucuses
Bernie Sanders swept all three Democratic caucuses in the states of Washington, Hawaii and Alaska, routing the front-runner Hillary Clinton. Sanders won 73% of the vote in Washington against 27% for Hillary Clinton. He won 82% as against Clinton's 18% in Alaska and 70% over Clinton's 30% in Hawaii caucus. Meanwhile, there was no voting in the Republican race on Saturday.
Trump, Hillary win big in NY
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton won big in their home state of New York. For Trump, the victory moves him closer to securing a Republican nomination. The victory also boosts Trump's position before the Republican convention in July. Hillary Clinton's lead over Bernie Sanders has made it near-mathematically impossible for him to overtake her lead in the race for convention delegates.
Ted Cruz, John Kasich unite against Trump
Ted Cruz and John Kasich joined forces in a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination. They issued statements saying they will divide their efforts in upcoming contests, with Cruz focusing on Indiana and Kasich focusing on Oregon and New Mexico. The move is aimed at blocking Trump from gaining the 1,237 delegates needed to claim the GOP nomination.