Sen. Ted Cruz (Republican -Texas) is poised to win a major victory in the Wisconsin Republican Primary, winning all of the precincts that have reported so far.
Of the 42 available delegates, 28 are still up for grabs. This comes after winning a total of 50.7% of all votes cast so far. Rivals Donald Trump and Gov. John Kasich (Republican-Ohio) came after with 32.8% and 14.2% respectively. This cuts Trump’s lead over Cruz to 232 votes and can go as low as 214 by tonight. Kasich is still lagging behind the total delegate count with 143 votes and there have been reports saying both Trump and Cruz are pressuring Kasich to exit the race.
The 3 candidates are the only ones left from a race that began with 17 candidates vying for the Republican Nomination.
Meanwhile in the Democratic Primaries, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Independent-Vermont) has won after gaining more than half of the available delegates with only 59% of precincts reporting.
As of press time, Sanders has won 45 delegates, while Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has won 28 delegates. There are 14 more delegates to be won in Wisconsin.
In terms of Pledged Delegates, Sanders has cut Clinton’s lead to 247 from last night’s 263. While it is claimed that Clinton has 469 super delegates compared to Sanders’ 31, it is to be final only during the actual Democratic National Convention.