The delegate projections are easy tonight, the exact vote totals less so. Here we go:
Arizona: Donald Trump won in the winner take all state, but did not break 50% of the vote. That is a bar he has yet to achieve this primary season, meaning in every state that he has won, more voters voted against him than for him. In Arizona, Trump took 47.1% of the vote. Ted Cruz followed in second place with 24.6%, and Kasich a dismal fourth at just 10%.
Yes fourth. He finished behind Marco Rubio, who despite being out of the race took a decent third with 13.6%. Early voting folks.
That means all 58 delegates go for Trump.
Utah: This is the bigger story of the night for the simple fact that you had to break 50% to get all the delegates, which Ted Cruz did by a longshot. Cruz won handily with a gigantic 69% of the vote. John Kasich came in second with a comparitively minor 16.4% and Trump with an even smaller hand at just 14..2%.
This puts all 40 delegates from Utah down for Ted Cruz. A big win both in real numbers and as a moral victory. Utah is the reddest state electorally, staunchly conservative, and fiercely anti-Trump. That says a whole lot right there.
American Samoa: Of the 9 delegates elected in American Samoa, all are unbound by rule. So no news there.
The Day: RedState puts the total delegates at:
DONALD TRUMP: 58
SEN. TED CRUZ: 40
GOV. JOHN KASICH: 0
The delegate race overall stands at:
DONALD TRUMP: 739
SEN. TED CRUZ: 465
SEN. MARCO RUBIO: 166
GOV. JOHN KASICH: 143
On an extra note, this comment from Facebook is something everyone should read.
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