Congrats are in order! Ted Cruz just won the very first primary of April. GOP frontrunner Donald Trump was widely predicted to lose Wisconsin to Ted Cruz on April 5, and that’s exactly what happened in the Badger State!
Your Wisconsin GOP primary victor is…Ted Cruz! The presidential candidate will take home most of the 42 delegates that were up for grabs in Wisconsin during the April 5 republican primary. Those delegates will give Ted a much-needed boost in the race to the party’s nomination. However, it’s still a tight race between Donald Trump, 69, Ted Cruz, 45, and John Kasich, 63. So what does this mean going forward?
Not all of the votes from the April 5 Wisconsin GOP primary have been calculated at this time, but CNN already claims Ted won Wisconsin with almost 50% of the votes that have come in so far.
Ted will win all 42 delegates from Wisconsin if he wins both the statewide election and every congressional district. Though he’s won 20 elections thus far, political analysts still projected that Trump would lose in Wisconsin; he’s had a tough week, fighting off scandals after threatening Ted’s wife and seeing his campaign manager arrested for allegedly grabbing a female reporter. Analysts like ABC News’ Matthew Dowd said that if Trump won Wisconsin, he’d likely get the nomination. But if he lost, he wouldn’t. So at this point, it’s still anyone’s game.
Going into Wisconsin, Trump had 736 delegates, Ted had 463, and John had 143. There are still 171 delegate pledged to Marco Rubio, 46, who dropped out of the race after losing the Florida primary. After Wisconsin, it seems more and more likely that the GOP is going to have a contested convention in July 2016. And that is definitely going to be a show!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked by the results of the Wisconsin primary? Tell us in the comments!