Democrat Bernie Sanders upset Hillary Clinton and won the Indiana Primary on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The Sanders victory keeps his campaign alive for another round of state primaries and a slim possibility of a contested Democratic Party Convention in July –all depending on the delegate count and super delegates Sanders wins over.
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump also won the Indiana Primary yesterday. With his last 2 challengers gone, Trump’s path to the GOP’s presidential nomination is clear. Ted Cruz suspended his race after a second place finish in the crucial Indiana primary and losing to Trump in the 5 Super Tuesday NE primaries last week. Cruz also teamed up with Carly Fiorina before the Indiana Primary.
The Associated Press and other news organizations report John Kasich will drop out. Kaisich tweeted a campaign video on “May the 4th be with you” and Star Wars Day today.
Here are the results from the Indiana Primary with 99% precincts reporting:
Democratic Primary — 83 delegates
Hillary Clinton 37 delegates 47.3% of the vote 297,150 votes
Bernie Sanders 43 delegates 52.7% of the vote 331,707 votes
Republican Primary –57 delegates
Ted Cruz 0 delegates 36.7% of the vote 404,327 votes
John Kasich 0 delegates 7.5% of the vote 82,786 votes
Donald Trump 51 delegates 53.3% of the vote 587, 706 votes
Total Delegates, as of today:
Republicans –1,237 delegates needed to win party’s presidential nomination
Donald Trump 1,047 1,006 Bound Delegates 41 Unbound Delegates
Ted Cruz 565
John Kasich 152
Democrats –2,383 delegates needed to win party’s presidential nomination. Super delegates can vote for either candidate.
Hillary Clinton 2,202 1,682 Pledged Delegates 520 Super Delegates
Bernie Sanders 1,400 1,361 Pledged Delegates 39 Super Delegates
Sources: Associated Press, Twitter