West Virginia primaries: Trump wins once again
Charleston: Donald Trump has won West Virginia’s Republican primary over former rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich, who remained on the ballot despite their having dropped out of the race last week. Mr Trump’s win – called by the Associated Press minutes after polls closed – was expected even before Mr Cruz and Mr Kasich suspended their campaigns following poor showings in Indiana.
With 13 per cent of precincts reporting, Mr Trump had received 72 per cent of the vote in West Virginia, with Mr Cruz at 11 per cent and Kasich at 10 per cent. Polls in the Mountain State had given the real estate mogul a lead of over 30 points before his win in last week’s primary made him the GOP’s likely standard-bearer in the November general election.
His victory came despite his telling supporters not to bother to vote in the primary at a campaign rally in the state capital of Charleston on Thursday. “Save your vote for the general election in November,” the presumptive nominee told a raucous crowd of over 13,000. The Guardian