US primaries

Results will emerge through the afternoon and evening from the important primaries in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois and Missouri today.

If Marco Rubio fails in his home state of Florida that is surely the end of his bid.

BBC: US election 2016: Ohio and Florida hold key primaries

Polls have opened in Ohio and Florida – both deemed key states – as well as in North Carolina, Illinois and Missouri.

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is hoping to fend off her resurgent challenger, Bernie Sanders.

Meanwhile Donald Trump will aim to edge out his rivals in the Republican race.

The New York real estate mogul is the favourite to win his party’s nomination but has run into fierce opposition from within the Republican establishment, as well as facing condemnation from the Democrats.

Today probably won’t cement Trump into the Republican candidacy, but it will be another big step on a rocky path.

It should be a good indicator where the Democrat battle is headed.

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20 Comments

  1. Nelly Smickers

     /  16th March 2016

    “GOODBYE, RUBIO TUESDAY” 😀

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  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  16th March 2016

    If it’s true that Trump needs to win Ohio to get his numbers it doesn’t look as though he will so there will be a big food fight at the Republican convention.

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    • artcroft

       /  16th March 2016

      More great entertainment to come, especially if the establishment try to deny him 😃.

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  3. Zedd

     /  16th March 2016

    “GOOOOO Bernie !” 😀

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  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  16th March 2016

    Trump wins Florida easily as expected.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  16th March 2016

      Loses Ohio as expected.

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      • Dougal

         /  16th March 2016

        Winning North Carolina, Illinois, Florida and Missouri. Rubio has suspended his campaign.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  16th March 2016

          Missouri still on a knife edge Trump vs Cruz 93% counted 160 vote margin.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  16th March 2016

            At 99% Trump is 2000 ahead.

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          • Klik Bate

             /  16th March 2016

            Its not a ‘winner take all State’ so irrespective of the outcome there, sounds like the delegates will be evenly divided

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  16th March 2016

              Yep. Strangely CNN seems to have deleted that 99% report. May have been incorrect.

            • Nelly Smickers

               /  16th March 2016

              According to Fix Trumpy takes Missouri by a small margin !

              There will be hell toupee in the Cruz camp tonight 😀

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  16th March 2016

              That seemed to be where it was heading on CNN until they went quiet on it.

            • Dougal

               /  16th March 2016

              Trump with 2600 vote margin and 99% counted. Looks like he will take that one albeit a slim margin.

            • Pete Kane

               /  17th March 2016

              Remember CNN (and others) in 2000?

  5. Nelly Smickers

     /  16th March 2016

    Just watched part of Kasich’s ‘victory speech’ to his OH supporters – made my eyes glaze over

    God, what – a – BORE!!

    Go Trumpy 😀

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  6. Zedd

     /  16th March 2016

    I watched part of the ‘farewell speech’ of Rubio.. there was an ongoing chorus of ‘Trump supporters’ yelling over the top.
    I had to laugh though when he said “BUT.. We will not have them all beaten up here” 😀

    sums it all up.. Trumps campaign is all noise & no substance, supported by anger & threats ! BUT it could make for an interesting time.. ‘WW3 coming soon to a planet near us’ ??

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  7. Looks like Clinton and Trump are on their way to winning their respective primaries.

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  8. Conspiratoor

     /  16th March 2016

    Weren’t these the same faceless cowards who ”declared war’ on Isis. And what a stunning outcome! When it comes to blow hardery the Donald’s got nothing on these guys

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