Trump wins Washington primary, one step away from nomination
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.