Hillary Clinton Takes 4

Adds Florida, NC, Ohio, Illinois to her resume
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2016 6:20 PM CDT
Updated Mar 15, 2016 8:17 PM CDT
Clinton Has Big Lead in Florida
Hillary Clinton visits a Dunkin' Donuts in West Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The results of yet another big Tuesday of voting are rolling in, and they're proving to be good news for Hillary Clinton: She has won Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, and Illinois, reports the AP. In Florida, Clinton had been handily leading all the polls, and she was handed the state immediately after polls closed at 8pm Eastern. With 99% of the vote in, she has a sizable 64% of the vote, giving her 142 delegates to 62 for Bernie Sanders. Clinton is up by double digits over Bernie Sanders in Ohio and North Carolina as well, per NBC News, with the win in North Carolina allowing her to complete her sweep of the South.

In Illinois, the race was called when Clinton had 50.5% of the vote with 96% of results in, giving her 88 delegates to 64 for Sanders. In Missouri, with 99% of precincts in, Clinton is 0.2% ahead, making the race a virtual tie. Sanders was hoping to pull off another Michigan-level surprise in at least one of the five states voting on Tuesday, but he appears bound for disappointment. Vox notes all five states voting tonight award their Democratic delegates proportionally. (Donald Trump crushed Marco Rubio in his home state of Florida; Rubio responded by suspending his campaign.)

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