West Vir­ginia pri­maries: Trump wins once again

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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

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