Except for the District of Columbia caucus on June 14, voters in the last five states went to the polls this morning. It’s been over for the Republicans for awhile. It was essentially was over yesterday for the Democrats when Hillary Clinton, after winning 36 delegates in the Puerto Rico primary, gained enough elected and super delegates that most major news organizations are calling her the presumptive nominee. However, her opponent Bernie Sanders has said he will take this fight to the convention.
But, I digress. California, Montana New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota have primaries for both parties and North Dakota has a caucus for the Democrats. The polls in New Jersey close at 8 PM ET and 11 PM ET in California, so this shouldn’t be a really late night. Except for the usual claims of the unfairness of the process, which it is, this part pf the party is over and and it’s on to the main event.
I’ll post results as they are announced.
Up Date 8:50 PM ET: The polls have closed in New Jersey: Donald trump has been declared the projected winner. With just 2% of the vote reported, Drumpf has 83% of the vote; Gov. John Kasich (OH) has 10%.
the Democratic race is still too early to call.
Up Date 9:07 PM ET: Hillary Clinton has been declared the projected winner in New Jersey.
The polls in New Mexico and South Dakota have closed at 9 PM ET, as did the Democratic caucuses in North Dakota.
Up Date 9:30 PM: Drumpf has been declared the projected winner in New Mexico and South Dakota
Up Date 9:50 PM ET: Bernie Sanders has been declared the winner of the North Dakota caucus.
Up Date 11:01 PM ET: Hillary Clinton as bee declared the projected winner of the New Mexico primary.
The polls in California have closed.
Up Date 12:15 AM ET: Hillary Clinton is the projected winner of the South Dakota primary.
Up Date 12:15 PM ET Hillary Clinton has been declared the prospective winner of the California primary securing the nomination. Bernie Sanders won Montana and has declared that he will stay in the race through to the convention.