Elections 2016: The Primary Election In Indiana- The Returns
Mark Skogman Senior Reporter Spectrum 360 Media
’16 May 03 Tue. E. D. T. 23:26
It is still only May in the 2016 Election cycle. Today, Tuesday, 03 May 2016, the Primary Election in the state of Indiana was conducted.
The early returns as of this evening indicated that in the Democrat Party, the election between the two remaining U. S. Presidential candidates was effectively tied at 50% for both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. That made the election way too close to call at that time. There were more returns to come and the later returns finally indicated the presumptive actual winner of this election. Bernie Sanders won the election with 139,438 votes. Hillary Clinton lost the election with 126,377 votes. This is as of 9:34PM on Tues. 03 May 2016 with information from the State of Indiana official website.
At about 9:14PM, MSNBC announced that their projection was that Bernie Sanders won the election with 243,663 votes and 53% of the vote and Hillary Clinton lost the election with 214,447 votes and 47% of the vote. 92 delegates are at stake in the Democrat election. This information was not confirmed by the state of Indiana official website. Of course, the state website information is based on actual returns as reported by polling locations and not exit polls that are used by television news organizations.
The early returns as of this evening indicate that in the Republican Party, the election between the three remaining U. S. Presidential candidates has been won by Donald Trump. The current returns indicate that Donald Trump has won Indiana with 304,213 votes. Rafael “Ted” Cruz got 213,578 votes and John Kasich received 40,873 votes. This is also as of 9:34PM on Tues. 03 May 2016 with information from the State of Indiana official website.
Then a major development occurred that was not an election return. Rafael “Ted” Cruz announced that he is “suspending” his campaign effective immediately. This now leaves two U. S. Presidential candidates in the Republican Party: Donald Trump and John Kasich. Trump is now being referred to by news reporters, pundits, Republicans and Democrats as the “presumptive nominee” of the Republican Party.
The wild and woolly year that is Election Year 2016 goes on…..
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