Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee after his victory in Tuesday's primary in Indiana prompted his two main rivals to leave the race. A Republican candidate needs 1,237 delegates to win the nomination.
- New York businessman Donald Trump has won 1,047 delegates.
- Next speaking engagement is in Charleston West Virginia, according to his campaign website
- During his victory speech tonight, he said “Ted Cruz – I don’t know if he likes me or he doesn’t like me but he is one hell of a competitor”
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, May 2, 2016.
Upcoming Primaries for republicans:
May 10: Nebraska (36 delegates), West Virginia (34 delegates)
May 17: Oregon (27 delegates)
May 24: Washington (44 delegates)
June 7: California (172 delegates), Montana (27 delegates), New Jersey (51 delegates), New Mexico (24 delegates), and South Dakota (29 delegates)
Two Democratic candidates remain in the race, and 1,163 delegates are still up for grabs before the convention that begins July 25 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A democratic candidate needs 2,383 to win the nomination.
- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has won 2,202 delegates.
- Clinton has already begun focusing on the general elections. Her only tweet after the release of the Indiana primary results was “Donald Trump is the presumptive @GOP nominee. Chip in now if you agree we can’t let him become president”
- Clinton will be spending the next two days primarily fundraising in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California.
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaks during a campaign rally, May 2, 2016, in Fort Wayne, Ind.
- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has won 1,400 delegates.
- During his victory speech in Indiana, he said “I understand that secretary Clinton thinks this campaign is over. I’ve got some bad news for her. Tonight we won a great victory in Indiana…more and more delegates to the democratic convention take a hard look at which candidate is generating the kind of enthusiasm, excitement, and voter turnout that we need to make sure that somebody like a Donald Trump does not become president. I think you’ll see more and more delegates concluding that that candidate is Bernie Sanders.”
- Sanders will hold rallies in Charleston and Morgantown in West Virginia on Thursday.
Upcoming Primaries for democrats:
May 10th: West Virginia (29 delegates)
May 17th: Oregon (61 delegates), Kentucky (55 delegates)
June 7: North Dakota (18 delegates), California (475 delegates), Montana (21 delegates), New Jersey (126 delegates), New Mexico (34 delegates), and South Dakota (20 delegates)
June 14: Washington D.C. (20 delegates)