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We Now Know: Trump Wins 4 Of 5, Losing Ohio To Kasich, Rubio Quits! Clinton Sweep Of All 5

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Tue, 15 Mar 2016 23:00:56 Z)

STORY UPDATED: check for updates below.

Donald Trump won four of five states in Tuesday's primaries, including Illinios, North Carolina, Missouri and Florida. Marco Rubio quit the race after losing his home state. John Kasich won his home state of Ohio against Trump, slowing Trump's march to the GOP nomination. Ted Cruz was winless, but was smiling with the prospect of picking up support from Rubio's followers.

Hillary Clinton won all five Democratic primaries, including by big margins in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio and razor thin margins in Illinois and Missouri. Scroll down to see the live updates.




: Trump leads Cruz by just 2,500 votes with 99% counted in Missouri, so it looks like The Donald will take the Show Me state. This would mean Trump wins 4 of 5 Tuesday. Still, Cruz spoke as if he was the winner -- obviously delighted that Marco Rubio left the race. Sanders leads Clinton by 9,000 votes in Missouri with 89% counted. Not a done deal for him, but it does look like he will take the state.




: The math after Tuesday’s results tell us that Hillary Clinton is almost certainly going to be the Democratic nominee and the Republicans will have chaotic open convention in Cleveland in July. Clinton now has about a 300 pledged delegate lead over Bernie Sanders, not counting several hundred super delegates who are supporting her. Sanders would have to win 72% of the outstanding delegates to beat Clinton after this week. On the Republican side, Donald Trump’s loss to John Kasich in Ohio means that Trump would have to win at least 60% of the remaining delegates to have the 1,237 needed to win his party’s nomination on the first ballot. While Ted Cruz remains mathematically in the race, his mountain is even steeper.

: Clip from Hillary Clinton's victory speech:

: In Illinois: Clinton has a slight lead over Sanders with 64% counted.

: Missouri is a tight race for both Democrats and Republicans. Trump and Cruz, Clinton and Sanders are all almost even.

: Donald Trump about Marco Rubio: ’He’s got a great future!’


: Watch Donald Trump's victory news conference here:

: CNN projects Donald Trump wins Illinois. And he is also claiming victory in North Carolina

: John Kasich hit a political 3-pointer with his home state win. This is how he spent Tuesday afternoon.

: Katich's Ohio win raises the possibility of an open convention full of chaos in Cleveland for Republicans in July.

: John Kasich beats Donald Trump in Ohio. This keeps Trump from waltzing to the nomination tonight.



: AP calls Ohio for Hillary Clinton:

: John Kasich has a shout-out for former rival for the establishment GOP support Marco Rubio.

: With 12% counted in Ohio, John Katich leads with 44%, Trump at 32%, Cruz with 14%.

: CNN agrees with Hillary Clinton's claim to North Carolina:

: Marco Rubio drops out of the GOP race after losing his home state of Florida to Donald Trump.

: Hillary Clinton claims victory in North Carolina.

: Marco Rubio after losing his home state of Florida to Donald Trump: ‘’America is in the middle of a political tsunami & we should have seen this coming.'


: Hillary Clinton is happy early, but the night is not over.

: Despite all the vote count drama, Trump seems more focused on his feud with Fox News.

: CNN calls Florida for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Since Florida is a winner-take-all state for the GOP, giving Trump all 99 of the state's delegates. Now all eyes are on Ohio, another winner-take-all state, where John Katich has a lead over Trump in early counting.


: Donald Trump 46%, Marco Rubio 27%, Ted Cruz 16%, John Kasich 7% in the GOP primary. With 65% counted Hillary Clinton leads Florida with 66% and Sanders is at 32%. Hillary Clinton has early lead in North Carolina. With 10% counted, it’s Clinton 62% Sanders 34%.

: With Ohio voting now closed, CNN has started to hint at what the secret exit polls have been telling them.

: Florida is shaping up early for Trump and Clinton. With 29% counted in Florida, Donald Trump 45%, Marco Rubio 27%, Ted Cruz 16%, John Kasich 7% in the GOP primary With 33% counted Hillary Clinton leads Florida with 66% and Bernie Sanders is at 32% http://go.shr.lc/1VaBXvj

: Donald Trump appears ready to claim victory in Florida -- at least on Twitter.

: Early Florida vote: With 11% counted in Florida, Donald Trump 47%, Marco Rubio 24%, Ted Cruz 16%, John Kasich 7% in the GOP primary. On the Democratic side, with 14% counted Hillary Clinton leads with 62% and Sanders is at 35%.

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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