Yesterday was the superest and worst Tuesday yet, as Indiana took the stage. Without exaggeration, we can tell you that the whole world ended and you’re reading this from some weird, disappointing afterlife. The biggest shock of the night, and by far the worst news, was that Senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the race.
Yeah. It was a bad day. So here we go with our projections.
Indiana (Republican): Donald Trump won the Indiana primary decisively, far exceeding expectations in a state that arguably should have been fertile Ted Cruz ground. Trump won with 53.25% of the vote. Ted Cruz came in second with 36.64%, and Gov. John Kasich barely came in third with a measly 7.57%. Approximately 1,106,874 votes were cast.
Indiana is a winner-take-all state, some from the delegate pool, the rest by congressional district. As a result, all 57 delegates go to Donald Trump, meaning of course zero for anyone else.
Indiana (Democrat): Keeping with recent trends, Senator Bernie Sanders won in Indiana’s Democrat primary. Bernie took 52.49% of the vote, and Secretary Hillary Clinton picked up a close second with 47.51%. Approximately 637,034 votes were cast.
Indiana is a proprotional state for the Democrats. As a result, Sanders gained 44 delegates, while Clinton grabbed 39.
[As always, please note this are the best projections based on information available at the time of the posting and are subject to change.]
And now for the big moment: the delegate totals.
The Day: RedState puts the new total delegates to date (for the three who competed) at:
DONALD TRUMP: 1047
SEN. TED CRUZ: 565
GOV. JOHN KASICH: 153
You’ll note, this means that Kasich still has fewer bound delegates than Senator Marco Rubio.
The odds of stopping Trump from getting the nomination are now pretty much nil. RNC Chair Reince Preibus called Trump the “presumptive nominee”. God help us.
Sources include CNN, AP, The Green Papers, Bing, and campaign data.