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Trump Sweeps All 5 States

Frontrunner dominates Tuesday's races
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2016 7:03 PM CDT
Updated Apr 26, 2016 7:35 PM CDT
Trump Takes 3 States Early
Donald Trump during a campaign event at Crosby High School in Waterbury, Conn., Saturday,   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(Newser) – Donald Trump is having a big night, as expected. Five states voted Tuesday, and CNN called Connecticut, Maryland, and Pennsylvania for Trump as soon as the polls closed at 8 Eastern—and then Rhode Island and Delaware about 30 minutes later. The only real suspense will be how the delegate count shakes out for him, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich. A total of 172 were up for grabs, and Trump entered the night 392 short of his magic number to clinch, reports AP. The big wild card is Pennsylvania; it has 71 delegates at stake, but Trump as the winner is automatically entitled to only 17 under the state's unusual "loophole" primary rules. The rest are unbound and can vote how they wish at the convention. (Read more Donald Trump 2016 stories.)

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