Trump, Clinton dominate Delaware primary

(FILE/AP photos)

(FILE/AP photos)

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won Delaware Tuesday night, each getting about 60 percent of their party’s vote.

 

Donald Trump took 61 percent of the Republican vote, collecting more than 40,000 votes. John Kasich finished neck-and-neck with Ted Cruz for second and third place. Kasich took second place with about 20 percent of the vote, while Cruz got about 16 percent.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton topped Bernie Sanders with about 60 percent of the vote. Clinton received more than 54,000 votes. Sanders got 39 percent of the vote which translates to more than 35,000. Clinton’s vote total was about 3,000 votes higher than President Obama won in Delaware during his first presidential campaign in 2008.

Despite being outnumbered by Democrats in the state, a bigger percentage of Republicans turned out to the polls. 37 percent of Republicans voted Tuesday, while 29 percent of Democrats voted. The Republican turn out was about ten percentage points higher than in 2008 when First State GOP voters picked John McCain to challenge President Obama.

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