Donald Trump wins Connecticut republican primary in clean sweep

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up during a South Carolina Republican primary night event, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 in Spartanburg, S.C. Trump is the winner in the South Carolina Republican primary. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(WTNH)– Not only did Trump win Connecticut Tuesday night, he also won primaries in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.

It was a clean sweep across the board. When all was said and done, Trump received 58-percent of the vote here in Connecticut among republicans. He also won by big margins in the other 4 states. Those wins netted him another 108-delegates.

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As you can imagine, Trump is happy with the message it’s sending to rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich. Especially after news broke earlier this week that Kasich and Cruz were forming an alliance to try and stop trump from getting the GOP nomination.

Tuesday night Trump used the analogy of a boxer in his speech. Basically saying when one boxer knocks out the other — you don’t wait around for a decision.

“Look, I started off with 17. I’m down now…I’m winning it. It’s over. As far as I’m concerned, it’s over. These two guys cannot win. There’s no path,” said Trump.

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Let’s take a look at the math real quick. Tuesday night’s wins give trump 950-delegates. You need 12-37 to get the nomination. Trump is 287 delegates away from hitting that mark. There are 10 states that still have to hold primaries and caucuses in the coming weeks. With roughly 502-more delegates up for grabs.

Ted Cruz is still Trump’s biggest competition. But he’s trailing by 390 delegates. Cruz has said nobody is going to get to the magic number of 12-37. But at this point, it’s a wait and see.

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