MO primary too close to call


The winners of yesterday’s Missouri primary remained unannounced by press time. At 3:30 a.m. March 16, a winner for either party was not declared. The races were too close to call.

In an article posted at 1 a.m., The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said a recount is possible for both parties in the Missouri primary.

As of 3:30 a.m., The Boston Globe reported Republican candidate Donald Trump had 40.8% (382,093) of the Republican primary votes, while Republican candidate Ted Cruz had 40.6% (380,367) of the votes. Republican candidate John Kasich held 10.1% (94,533) of the vote, while Republican candidate Marco Rubio held 6.1% (57,006). Rubio suspended his campaign earlier in the evening after losing his home state of Florida to Trump 45.8% to 27%, according to the New York Times.

In the same Boston Globe report, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton held 49.6% (310,602) of the votes, while her opponent Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders had 49.4% (309,071) of the votes.

The Boston Globe updated the Missouri primary results every 15 seconds all evening.

Missouri was one of five states to hold primaries March 15, the others being Florida, Ohio, Illinois, and North Carolina. Clinton was the declared winner of the Democratic party for all four states besides Missouri, and Trump gained Republican party victories in Florida, Illinois, and North Carolina. Kasich clenched a Republican party win in his home state of Ohio.

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