Trump, Clinton Win Washington Primaries

But Sanders won the state's delegates months ago
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 24, 2016 11:38 PM CDT
Updated May 25, 2016 12:15 AM CDT
Trump, Clinton Win Wash. Primaries
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, NM, Tuesday night.   (Brennan Linsley)

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each won primaries in Washington state Tuesday—but Trump's win is the only one that will count. Trump's victory helps him inch closer to clinching the GOP nomination for president. He is within 41 delegates of the number needed to become the Republican nominee. Clinton's win might give her some momentum, but it won't get her any delegates, the AP reports: There were no delegates at stake in the Democratic primary because Washington Democrats already awarded their delegates based on party caucuses. Bernie Sanders won those in March, getting 74 delegates. Clinton got 27.

Republicans in Washington will allocate all 44 delegates to their national convention based on the primary results. Trump won at least 27 delegates on Tuesday, with 17 still left to be allocated. Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz were still on the ballot because they suspended their campaigns after the ballots were printed. Ben Carson was also on the ballot because he never submitted the paperwork to have his name removed. With most results in as of publishing time, Trump had 76% of the vote to 10% apiece for Cruz and Kasich and around 4% for Carson. In the Democratic race, Clinton had 53.6% to 46.4% for Sanders, according to the Seattle Times. (More Election 2016 stories.)

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