Trump wins Wash­ing­ton pri­mary, one step away from nom­i­na­tion

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Wash­ing­ton: Fac­ing no ac­tive op­po­si­tion, Don­ald Trump on Wed­nes­day cruised to vic­tory in the Wash­ing­ton state pri­mary and was just one step away from clinch­ing the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion to set up a likely clash with Hil­lary Clin­ton in the Novem­ber polls. The win in Wash­ing­ton state where he re­ceived 76.2 per cent of the to­tal votes polled brought him less than 10 del­e­gates shy of clinch­ing the nom­i­na­tion. The vic­tory — win­ning at least 40 of Wash­ing­ton’s del­e­gates — means the 69-year-old now has 1229 of the 1237 del­e­gates he needs to clinch the GOP nom­i­na­tion, ac­cord­ing to CNN es­ti­mates. Four more Wash­ing­ton del­e­gates are still to be de­cided, po­ten­tially boost­ing the real es­tate ty­coon’s to­tal even higher. In the pri­mary, Mr Trump gar­nered over 76 per cent of the vote as Texas Sen­a­tor Ted Cruz and Ohio Gover­nor John Ka­sich each earned 10 per cent of the vote, while re­tired neu­ro­sur­geon Ben Car­son earned 4 per cent of the vote. Wash­ing­ton did not have enough del­e­gates to put him over the line.

Don­ald Trump.

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