Whatever setback Donald Trump suffered during this past weekend's voting he more than made up for tonight. Trump easily outdistanced John Kasich and Ted Cruz to win the state of Michigan with at least 38% of the vote. His victory in Mississippi is even larger where he's winning about 50% of the vote. Voting in Idaho and Hawaii will be reported late tonight.
Trump will have great momentum going into the big states next week, including Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio. Florida and Ohio are winner-take-all states that could propel Trump with a big delegate lead over his opponents. Rubio has lost a lot of steam. He finished in single digits in both states tonight. It's doubtful a miracle win in Florida could save his campaign at this point. Kasich has a realistic chance of winning Ohio, which would be his first, but it's hard to see where he finds any victories after that.
Hillary Clinton walloped Bernie Sanders in Mississippi, capturing more than 80% of the vote, and she's locked in a neck-and-neck race with Sanders in Michigan. Sanders has given this race his best shot, but unless FBI agents show up to arrest Clinton for the multiple felonies she and her racketeering husband and daughter have committed, she already has the Democratic Party's nomination locked up.
UPDATE: Cruz picked up a single win in Idaho for the night, while Trump took Hawaii, giving him three wins for the night. Trump leads Cruz in the overall delegate count 461-360. Sanders winds up edging Clinton in Michigan, but she walks away with more delegates for the day with her big win in Mississippi and the split vote in Michigan. Clinton continues to lead Sanders by a more than 2-1 margin in the delegate count.
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