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Donald Trump Sweeps Today's Primaries

Donald Trump Sweeps Today's Primaries

Donald Trump

Trump has made a clean sweep of five Eastern states.

Donald Trump has won today's Republican presidential primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania, the Associated Press reports.

"This to me was our biggest night," Trump said in his victory speech in New York City. "I consider myself the presumptive nominee."

A total of 118 delegates are at stake in today's Republican contests. Delaware and Maryland award them on a winner-take-all basis, Connecticut is winner-take-most, and Rhode Island does proportional allocation. In Pennsylvania, only 17 of the 71 delegates are bound by the primary results; the others are free to support any candidate.

The count so far on today's states -- not all the delegates have been awarded yet, given that votes are not all counted:

* Connecticut: 28 delegates total, all awarded to Trump. With 90 percent of precincts reporting, he has 58 percent of the vote, Ohio Gov. John Kasich 28 percent, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz 12 percent.

* Delaware: 16 delegates, all to Trump. With all votes counted, he has 61 percent, Kasich 20 percent, and Cruz 16 percent.

* Maryland: 38 total; 35 to Trump so far, none to either Kasich or Cruz. With 88 percent of precincts reporting, Trump has 55 percent of the vote, Kasich 22 percent, and Cruz 19 percent.

* Pennsylvania: 17 at stake today, all to Trump. The remaining 54 can support any candidate. With 88 percent of precincts reporting, he has 57 percent of the vote, Cruz 21 percent, and Kasich 19 percent.

* Rhode Island: 19 delegates; nine to Trump so far, five to Kasich, and one to Cruz. With all votes in, Trump has 64 percent, Kasich 24 percent, and Cruz 10 percent.

The AP shows Trump with 950 total delegates so far, Cruz with 560, and Kasich with 153. A candidate needs 1,237 needed to win the nomination on the first ballot.

And although Trump considers himself the presumptive nominee, Cruz shows no sign of exiting the race. He spoke in Indiana early in the evening, before voting results were in, and looked ahead to that state's primary May 3, CNN reports.

"I've got good news for you tonight -- this campaign moves back to more favorable terrain," he told supporters.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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