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US elections: Clinton, Trump march towards party nominations

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US elections: Clinton, Trump march towards party nominations

Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump are both marching towards their parties’ nominations after both candidates put up strong performances in the ongoing presidential primaries.

Democrat Hillary Clinton raced ahead of her closest rival Bernie Sanders, while Republican candidate Donald Trump won all five presidential primaries staged on Tuesday.

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Trump defeated his rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island despite being loathed by the party establishment.

“I consider myself the presumptive nominee,” the real estate mogul told a crowd at Trump Tower in New York, despite still being short of the 1,237 delegates required to win the nomination outright.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s over.”

On the other hand, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton won in four states; Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Clinton was already looking past Sanders, barely mentioning him during recent campaign events.

“What a great night,” the Democratic frontrunner told a crowd of supporters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“Let’s go forward, let’s win the nomination, and in July let’s return as a unified party,” she said.

 

 

 

 

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