Voters in five states weighed in during primaries and caucuses in Maine, Nebraska, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana. After Saturday was done, there’s a few things we can confirm.
We can easily say that Texas Senator Ted Cruz is gaining supporters as he’s picked up at least 60 delegates during wins at Republican caucuses in Kansas and Maine. This means that Cruz now has 295 to Trump’s 378, actually giving him a challenge. Cruz spoke to supporters:
“The scream you hear — the howl that comes from Washington, D.C. — is utter terror at what we the people are doing together.”
Another big winner this weekend was Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who won two out of the three states where Democrats voted on Saturday. Either way, he has a long way to go. Including superdelegates, Hillary Clinton has a total of 1,121 delegates, compared to 479 for Sanders. It takes 2,383 delegates to win….. Either way Sanders is hopeful:
“The biggest states are yet to come. New York State, California, Oregon, Washington state, states that we think we can do very well in. Every state is important … We’re going to win some, we’re going to lose some. But, I think basically that we have a path towards victory.”
Trump of course declared himself the day’s winner at a press conference in West Palm Beach, FL. He also said he wanted Rubio to drop out so he could take Cruz on in a man-to-man contest.
“I would like to take on Ted one-on-one. That would be so much fun.”
Though Cruz won more delegates Saturday, Trump had first-place wins in Louisiana and Kentucky, and noted he has scored second in virtually every race he hasn’t won.
Clinton’s only win in Louisiana left her no worse off in her delegate lead over Sanders.During a speech in Detroit, Clinton’s main target appeared to be Trump and not Sanders. Clinton told supporters:
“We’ve got work to do, but not to make America great again. America never stopped being great. We’ve got to make America whole. Diversity is a strength, not a weakness.”