That percentage is too low, don’t you think?
In May 2015, I predicted Donald Trump would be the 2016 GOP presidential nominee.
That’s looking good today. It will look better tonight.
Here’s our breakdown:
Bottom line: Trump has huge night, Cruz survives Texas, Rubio goes 0-11
Delegate count to date: Trump 82 Cruz 17 Rubio 16 Kasich 6 Carson 4
Delegates at stake tonight: 595 across 11 states.
Prediction: Trump wins 10 states and 333 delegates, increases his total to 415. The eventual GOP nominee needs 1,237.
State by State:
Virginia – 49 delegates at stake –Trump
Trump will win about 40% of the vote, garnering 18 or 19 of the 46 available delegates in Virginia’s completely proportional system. (The other three of 49 Virginia’s GOP delegates are Republican National Committee members, who are not bound by the primary). Trump beats second place Marco Rubio by 12 points.
Bottom Line: A very big night for Hillary Clinton. But Sanders soldiers on with wins in Vermont, Massachusetts and Minnesota. His pathway to Philadelphia narrows, however.
Delegate count to date: Clinton 546 Sanders 87
Delegates at stake tonight: 865 across 11 states
Prediction: Clinton wins 8 states and 674 delegates, increases her total to 1,220. The eventual Democratic nominee needs 2,383.
Virginia – 95 delegates at stake –Clinton
Clinton sweeps all 95 in a blowout – Big Winner: Terry McAuliffe
BONUS: Alabama GOP primary: Senator Richard Shelby (R) survives a stiff Tea Party challenge: 52-48%.
John Fredericks is a Virginia based radio talk show host heard Monday-Friday 6-10 AM on WHKT AM 1650-Hampton Roads, WNTW AM 820-Richmond, WBRG Super Talk 1050, 106.7 FM and 104.5 FM – Lynchburg, Lexington, Danville and Farmville. Online: http://tunein.com/radio/WHKT-1650-s29343/
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