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Trump, Clinton closer to nomination after victories Tuesday

5 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, April 26 2016 Apr 26, 2016 April 26, 2016 11:22 PM April 26, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Donald Trump is more than three-quarters of the way toward clinching the Republican nomination for president.

With 950 delegates, Trump has 77 percent of the delegates needed to win the nomination. He needs to win slightly more than half of the remaining delegates to get there.

Trump had a big night on Tuesday, collecting at least 105 of the 118 delegates at stake in five states.

John Kasich will win at least five delegates and Ted Cruz will win at least one.

Seven delegates are left to be awarded.

The AP delegate count:

Trump: 950.

Ted Cruz: 560.

John Kasich: 153.

Needed to win: 1,237.

Hillary Clinton is now at least 90 percent of way to clinching the nomination, having won four of the five primaries on Tuesday.

With 384 delegates at stake, Clinton will win at least 190. Sanders will gain at least 114.

She's less than 250 delegates away from reaching the Democratic nomination. About 80 delegates from Tuesday are left to be allocated, pending final vote tallies.

Based on primaries and caucuses to date, Clinton has 1,618 delegates to Sanders' 1,267.

If Sanders hopes to overtake Clinton in those delegates, he would need to win 65 percent of the remaining delegates through June, having lost ground on Tuesday. So far, he's only been winning 44 percent.

Clinton's lead is bigger when including superdelegates, or party officials who can back any candidate.

She has 2,137, or 90 percent of the 2,383 delegates needed to clinch. Sanders has 1,306.

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