April 26 Primary Results & Updated Delegate Counts: Donald Trump Sweeps the Day

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Donald Trump swept the April 26 Republican primaries. (Getty)

April 26 was a huge night for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island and Connecticut primaries all went to Trump within minutes on the Republican side, with Hillary Clinton taking Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, and Connecticut.

Tuesday’s races put the delegate counts even more in the favor of the favorites. While Bernie Sanders desperately needed wins as the race draws to a close, the NeverTrump faction of the Republican Party was hoping either of the Republican challengers, Ted Cruz or John Kasich, could put up enough of a fight to keep Trump away from that magic number of 1,237 delegates, which would put the nomination completely beyond their control.

Republican Delegate Count 1,237 Needed
Donald Trump 927
Ted Cruz 559
John Kasich 148

As Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight noted on primary night, this puts Trump within 30 of their delegate targets for the entire race. With a fractured popular vote giving him easy wins, that’s well within his reach in uncommitted delegates.

Meanwhile, Clinton had been looking to finally put away Sanders after months of having the Senator in “only mostly dead” territory. Sanders is still mathematically alive, and Clinton didn’t quite manage Trump’s performance, but tonight’s results paint Sanders even further into his corner:

Democratic Delegate Count (2,383 Needed) Pledged Delegates All Delegates
Hillary Clinton 1,622 2,141
Bernie Sanders 1,282 1,321

Clinton is now well ahead of her FiveThirtyEight delegate targets, and less than 250 from a number that would clinch the nomination. With Sanders shifting his strategy to swaying superdelegates, these results are a huge blow, as Democratic delegates are unlikely to switch to the much less successful campaign.

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James

Never in the history of politiacal races has anyone done what donald trump has done. A personally financed campaign. Beholding to no one. He is an unstoppable juggernaut. He is going to win his nomination outright. He is only 310 delagates away from the majic number. needed for an outright win .With still more than double that number of delegates still to go. Nothing but nothin can stop him now Hillary be afraid very afraid. I just love it. Our new president mr donald j trump. He will take crap from nobody.Will will once again be a feared and respected nation like we were when president reagan took over. I am 110 % behind mr.Trump. He is just what we need at this time. God bless you Donald. This is the most excited i have ever been about an election. Go donald go. Fearless ,powerfull and strong in his convictions. VOTE FOR TRUMP. i am a staunch democrat and always have been. If I’m voting trump that’s telling you something. One funny difference in the guote from Ronald reagan ” Tear down this wall and Trumps quote ” Build this wall ” . Different reasons but both are for this countrys benefit. Oh yea Trump , Go donald go.

Andrew G

One of the saddest days in the history of America, but let’s not lose hope. I will increase my donations to Bernie by 50%, even if I’ve to skip meals. Bernie’s movement is not an election campaign that will end in 2016. It is a revolution that will transform American in years to come. We might lose the battle, but we will win the war.

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