Welcome to the weirdest night of the GOP primaries — and that’s saying something! Sole candidate Donald Trump vied for votes in Nebraska and West Virginia on May 10, and we have the results of the strange election. Click through to see how much he won by!
Donald Trump, 69, competed in his first primary night since becoming the last candidate standing in the Republican presidential race on May 10. Of course Trump won in Nebraska and West Virginia, since he’s the only candidate left, but he still needs the votes to become the official nominee. Read on after the jump for the details from the latest primary night!
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And the winner of the Nebraska and West Virginia GOP primaries was…Trump, duh! Were you expecting any differently? Don’t be silly! However, despite the fact that John Kasich and Ted Cruz are long gone from the race, the duo still got a considerable number of votes. Donald took home 71% of the vote in WV while Ted got 11% and John 10%, and about the same ratios in Nebraska. Though there’s mathematically no way anyone but Donald could win, it says a lot that some voters still won’t vote for him.
It was quite the shocker when both John and Ted dropped out of the race immediately after the Indiana primary on May 3, leaving Trump as the presumptive presidential nominee. The thing is…neither candidates were left off the ballots in either state. That left the opportunity open for republicans to cast protest votes against Trump. Many GOP voters are against a Trump presidency, and were expected to use their votes to slow his chances.
Cruz mused that if he won Nebraska, he could reignite his campaign and jump back into the race to compete against Trump again. Don’t forget — candidates suspend their campaigns when they drop out. Cruz told Glenn Beck in a May 10 interview that he dropped out because there was no longer a “path to victory.” But if that changes…the Zodiac Killer may rise once more.
Trump still has to turn out for the rest of the primaries, all the way up until California finally votes on June 17. Going into the Nebraska and West Virginia primaries, Trump has 1020 delegates out of the 1237 required to secure the party nomination. It’s only a matter of time now before that happens!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked by what happened in the Nebraska and West Virginia republican primaries? Tell us in the comments!