Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton managed to score important victories this Tuesday, making it even clearer that they are that candidates expected to duel for a spot at the White House in November.
Voters from Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island expressed their options in yesterday’s Northeast Primaries, with 172 delegates available for the GOP and 284 for the Democrats, according to CNN Politics.
5/5 for the Republican front-runner
Donald Trump had no issues, scoring victories in all five states, while Hillary Clinton was very close to a perfect night as well, but Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders didn’t gave her this privilege, winning in Rhode Island. Still, the former Secretary of State secured big wins in Maryland and Pennsylvania, the latter being the most important state of the Northeast Primaries, with a total of 189 delegates available.
This victory gets Donald Trump a total of 988 delegates, bringing him even closer to the total of 1,237 he needs to win the nomination and avoid an eventual Republican convention, as Ted Cruz and John Kasich are planning.
“This to me was our biggest night,” Trump said after the results of the Northeast primaries were revealed. “I consider myself the presumptive nominee.”
Hillary Clinton is closer than ever to winning the nomination
Moving on to the Democrat side, Hillary Clinton needs approximately 200 delegates in order to make sure about a Clash with Trump, as she reached a total of 2,168, from the 2,383 delegates she needs in order to win.
“With your help, we are going to come back to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention with the most votes and the most pledged delegates,” she declared. “And we will unify our party to win this election and build an America where we can all rise together, an America where we lift each other up instead of tearing each other down.”