The West Virginia and Nebraska primaries have come and gone. Here’s what happened:
- Bernie Sanders cruised to victory over Hillary Clinton in West Virginia, while on the Republican side Donald Trump won big in both states.
- Sanders was estimated to have netted about three delegates, while Trump picked up closer to 60 in his pair of wins. Trump is now about 100 delegates away from a 1,237 majority; his last opponents, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, dropped out of the race last week.
- Sanders said: “We are in this campaign to win the Democratic presidential nomination ... Now we fully acknowledge – we are good at arithmetic – that we have an uphill climb ahead of us. But we are used to fighting uphill climbs.”
- The Clinton camp was quiet. Up next are contests in Oregon, where Clinton has recently polled ahead of Sanders, and Kentucky.
- Trump hailed his victories “by such massive margins” and called the wins “a great honor”.
Here’s how the delegate race stands on the Democratic side:
Here’s how the delegate race stands on the Republican side:
Nebraska Democrats were also able to vote in a primary tonight, but it did not count, because Nebraska Democrats already held a caucus that did count, in March. Sanders won the caucus. But Clinton “won” the primary: