A terrible night for Cruz and a very bad one for Kasich. In Connecticut, Kasich’s best state tonight, home to probably the most country club Republicans in America, he still lost 58-28. Heck, Kasich lost Greenwich, CN, home to the hedge fund industry, to Trump 48-41.
Still, it’s not promising for November for Trump. In Pennsylvania, with 65% counted of both parties, Hillary has 573,163 votes tonight to Trump’s 459,617. That’s not bad for Trump in a state whose Electoral Votes the Democrats have won six times in a row. Presumably, Trump has a puncher’s chance of winning Pennsylvania’s 20 Electoral Votes. But it’s an uphill struggle.
UPDATE: In the late counting, Trump almost closed his shadow race gap with Hillary, who got 918,649 votes, to Trump’s 892,702. That’s interesting!
Primaries today in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
Update: an insider sent me what he says are early exit polls:
51 47 in ct
64 34 in md
56 44 in pa
How accurate are they? I dunno, we’ll see …
Update: The projections from the exit polls have been released (see top of post), confirming the early numbers I posted.