Trump cruises through primaries


Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times from Tribune News Service

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the media after his sweep of five states’ primaries on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in New York.

Sarah Nagel, Podcast editor

Despite the ever-growing anti-Trump movement led by candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich, Trump swept all five of the states in the republican primary yesterday. This puts Trump in a good position to win the nomination and moved him 118 closer to the 1,237 delegates he needs.

He currently has 987 delegate, with only 250 left needed to win. This makes both Cruz and Kasich mathematically eliminated, with no chance of reaching the amount of delegates for the convention. This is an impressive feat for Trump, considering attempts within the GOP to block Trump to prevent him from winning the nomination.

“The more obstacles they put in his path the stronger he gets,” a CNN political analyst commented on Trump’s win.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton won four out of the five states, losing only Rhode Island to Bernie Sanders. Clinton has 2,151 delegates, and only needs 232 more to win the democratic nomination.

Though Sanders is still in the running, he would need to win almost all of the states left in order to catch up to her, especially since Clinton has significantly more superdelegates than he has.

Nevertheless, Sanders remains optimistic and is looking forward to the election in West Virginia coming up on May 10.