Wednesday, April 27, 2016

SUPER TUESDAY IV RESULTS: Trump Sweeps And Clinton Takes 4 Out Of 5

Last night Republicans and Democrats voted in primaries in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware. The results were that the two front runners of each party scored decisive, if not knockout, victories.

Donald Trump went five-for-five by sweeping all of the northeastern primaries. Cruz and Kasich, who have formed a loose alliance to try to block Trump failed miserably as their half baked "Stop Trump" strategy was no match for the orange hate machine.

Trump said in claiming his victory...

"As far as I'm concerned, it's over… this is a far bigger win than we even expected — all five."

The ever classy Trump continued by saying that he considers himself the "presumptive nominee" at this point and finished off his night by barking that he would easily beat Hillary Clinton in a general election because the only thing she has going for her is…

 "the women's card ... If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5% of the vote."

That statement should really help Donny with his painfully low approval rating among America's female population.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton won Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, while Bernie Sanders earned his only victory in Rhode Island.

With this set of wins Clinton seems to have built an all but insurmountable delegate lead over Sanders.

In Clinton's victory speech she reached out to Sanders supporters, telling them...

"there is much more that unites us than divides us."

She then she seemed to intuit Trump's "women card" slight that he would make later in the night  by saying to a raucous round of applause...

"Now, the other day Mr. Trump accused me of playing the, quote, woman card. Well, if fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in!"

Sanders' campaign, much as he did after his primary loss in New York, signaled that he wasn't going anywhere in a campaign issued statement extolling his "resounding" victory in Rhode Island.

He did however, for a change, congratulate Hillary Clinton after her victories saying...

I congratulate Secretary Clinton on her victories tonight, and I look forward to issue-oriented campaigns in the 14 contests to come,"

The Sander's campaign then vowed to take the race all the way to the convention in order to amass as many delegates to ensure progressive initiatives are included in the party platform


Here's how the numbers worked out after the dust settled... 


REPUBLICANS



DEMOCRATS











Here is the delegate count as it presently stands...



1,237 needed to win


2,383 needed to win


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