Trump Wins Mississippi, Michigan, Hawaii, Cruz Takes Idaho, Sanders Gets Michigan & Clinton Owns Mississippi

  • by: Alan Duke

STORY UPDATED: check for updates below.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won their parties' Mississippi primaries, but the real focus of the night is Michigan. Trump won MIchigan, but Bernie Sanders took the state with a 50% to 48% margin. Ted Cruz has the lead in Idaho's GOP primary in the early vote count. Scroll down to see the latest.


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    Ted Cru claims Idaho.
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    Donald Trump wins Hawaii.
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    Ted Cruz is holding on to his Idaho lead. With 44% of the votes counted in Idaho, Cruz leads with 42%, Donald Trump is second at 29%, Marco Rubio is third with 18%, and John Kasich trails in fourth with 7%.
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    Marco Rubio hopes Hawaii will help him avoid saying "aloha" to the GOP race.
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    With 40% of the votes counted in Idaho, Ted Cruz leads with 41%, Donald Trump is second at 30%, Marco Rubio is third with 18%, and John Kasich trails in fourth with 7%.
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    CNN projects Bernie Sanders as the narrow winner in Michigan’s Democratic primary. With 96% of the Michigan vote counted, it's Bernie Sanders with 50% to Hillary Clinton's 48%. Despite winning, Sanders splits the state’s delegates about evening with Clinton. Still, it is a big victory for Sanders considering most polls predicted his defeat.
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    With 19% of the votes counted in Idaho, Ted Cruz leads with 38%, Donald Trump is second at 31%, Marco Rubio is third with 19%, John Kasich in fourth with 7%.
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    From Hillary Clinton's Mississippi victory speech:
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    With 92% of the Michigan vote counted, it's Bernie Sanders with 50% to Hillary Clinton's 48%. Sanders' lead is about 17,000 votes out of nearly 1 million counted.
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    John Kasich wants you to know his hopes are rising so he retweeted this:
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    Tuesday has been good for John Kasich as he jumps past Marco Rubio as the GOP establishment choice.
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    With 69% of the votes counted in Michigan: Donald Trump 37%, John Kasich 25%, Ted Cruz 25%, Marco Rubio 9%
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    Marco Rubio had an awful Tuesday, finishing a distant fourth in Mississippi and Michigan, but he insists he's not out yet.
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    With 85% of the Michigan vote counted, it's Bernie Sanders with 51% to Hillary Clinton's 47%. Bernie Sanders talking about splitting Michigan delegates with Hillary Clinton: “The peoples revolution is strong in every part of the country... It's been a fantastic night in Michigan."
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    With 48% of the votes counted in Michigan: Bernie Sanders 52%, Hillary Clinton 48%
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    With 22% vote counted in Mississippi: Hillary Clinton 83%, Bernie Sanders 16%
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    With 24% vote counted in Mississippi: Donald Trump 50%, Ted Cruz 35%, John Kasich 8%,Marco Rubio 5%
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    With 36% of the votes counted in Michigan: Donald Trump 37%, John Kasich 26%, Ted Cruz 24%, Marco Rubio 9%
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    If you'd rather watch Hillary Clinton's LIVE rally...
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    Trump called Hillary Clinton “a flawed candidate” who “will be a very, very easy target,” but only “if she is allowed to run” by the Justice Department.
  • 2016-03-09T02:31:33Z 2016-03-09T02:31:33Z
    Donald Trump attacks “Lying Ted” Cruz at his post-primary news conference. “He truly does lie and he lies a lot!” He thanks “Lil Marco” Rubio for “helping me a lot” by calling out Cruz in a debate for lying.
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    CNN projects Donald Trump will win the Michigan primary, with John Kasich second. Ted Cruz will be third and Marco Rubio will finish a weak fourth.
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    Donald Trump is holding an election night news conference.

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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