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Trump Sweeps All 5 Primary Contests; Clinton Posts 3 Wins; Sanders Takes RI

Donald Trump makes a point during his speech in Bridgeport last Saturday. Connecticut is one of the five states where the billionaire businessman won primaries on Tuesday.
Donald Trump makes a point during his speech in Bridgeport last Saturday. Connecticut is one of the five states where the billionaire businessman won primaries on Tuesday. Photo Credit: YouTube
updated: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump swept to victory Tuesday, with wins in all five primary contests held, including in Connecticut, according to MSNBC. Early returns indicated that Trump raked in 50 percent of the vote or more in those five states.

In a televised speech late Tuesday, Trump said, "I consider myself the presumptive nominee. ... I'm really honored by this night."

The network gave wins to leading Democrat Hillary Clinton in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, but U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders was declared the winner in Rhode Island by MSNBC. Connecticut was deemed too close to call.

in states with Clinton wins, Maryland had 95 delegates at stake, Delaware had 21, and Pennsylvania had 189. In Rhode Island, 24 delegates were up for grabs. MSNBC did not make a prediction yet for Connecticut, with 55 delegates.

The Democrat needs 2,383 delegates to clinch the nomination. Clinton started Tuesday with 1,946 delegates, and Sanders with 1,192.

MSNBC declared Trump as a big winner in Connecticut, with 28 delegates; Maryland, with 38 delegates; Pennsylvania with 17 delegates, Delaware, with 16 delegates; and Rhode Island, with 19 delegates.

A Republican needs 1,237 delegates to secure the nomination. Before Tuesday's voting, Trump had 845 delegates, U.S. Ted Cruz of Texas had 559 and Ohio Gov. John Kasich had 148.

Check back with the Daily Voice for more primary results from Tuesday.

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