Yesterday was another big primary day with voting going on in RI, PA, DE, CT and MD. On the GOP side Donald Trump won in a clear sweep getting at least fifty percent of the vote in every single state. This puts his delegate total at, roughly, 955 and he needs less than 300 in order to get to the magic number of 1237. Ted Cruz has been mathematically eliminated from the race and announced a few days ago that he would be tag-teaming with Kasich in a divide and conquer strategy in order to stop Trump in the remaining states.
This alliance is lukewarm, to say the least. Cruz has since elected to announce Carly Fiorina, former HP CEO and republican presidential nominee, as his running mate in a last ditch effort to try and be more appealing to voters. It is possible that Trump will follow suit and announce his VP pick soon.
On the Democratic side of things, Clinton was the winner, but not by much. Bernman won Rhode Island and was neck-and-neck with her in Connecticut and Delaware. The super delegates for each state will likely go to Clinton, as this seems to be the continuing trend.
This raises some questions since Bernman's path to the nomination seems difficult and Hillary's seems imminent. However, Bernman has said that he will not drop out and he will be in the race until the California primary, where he may be slated to do well.
Some have also brought up the idea of a possible Independent run by Bernman, who has been an independent for most of his political career. Many of his supporters don't think Hillary is "good enough" and although it is not reported on, there seems to be a divide going on in the Democratic party, as well as the Republicans, on major issues such as healthcare, higher education, Wall Street reform, etc.
Next week we turn to Indiana, which should be a significant contest for both parties. We will have it covered.
By Spencer Roush