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Donald Trump Defeats Ted Cruz in Illinois Republican Primary


“So far I cannot believe how civil it’s been up here,” Donald J. Trump said at the Republican debate hosted by CNN in Florida. The comment came a mild exchange with Sen. Ted Cruz over the senator’s flip-flops on ethanol and immigration. (Photo: AP)

Donald Trump has defeated Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Illinois Republican Primary, notching his third win behind Florida (99 delegates), and North Carolina. Illinois awards a portion (12) of its delegates based on the winner of the statewide vote, with another 54 delegates awarded on the basis of the vote in congressional districts.

As the vote appears now, Mr. Trump could potentially make up for his loss in Ohio to Gov. John Kasich by winner the total vote in each of the congressional districts. With 41.8% of the vote reporting, the trend makes it very possible.

The Republican frontrunner sought to unify the party in his speech in Palm Beach, Florida, telling the party they should embrace the enormous voter-turnout and excitement generated by his candidacy.

“We have to bring this together,” Mr. Trump said. “We have to unify. Something is happening in this country and we have to embrace it.”

Candidate Popular
Delegate Votes
Hard Total
Trump, Donald John, Sr. 548,529  38.84% 52  75.36%   52  75.36% 52  75.36%
Cruz, Rafael Edward “Ted” 428,361  30.33% 9  13.04%   9  13.04% 9  13.04%
Kasich, John Richard 278,239  19.70% 8  11.59%   8  11.59% 8  11.59%
Rubio, Marco A. 122,209   8.65%        
Carson, Benjamin Solomon “Ben”, Sr. 11,141   0.79%        
Bush, John Ellis “Jeb” 10,766   0.76%        
Paul, Randal H. “Rand” 4,591   0.33%        
Christie, Christopher James “Chris” 3,263   0.23%        
Huckabee, Michael Dale “Mike” 2,658   0.19%        
Fiorina, Carleton Sneed “Carly” 1,495   0.11%        
Santorum, Richard John “Rick” 1,123   0.08%        
Total 1,412,375 100.00% 69 100.00% 0 69 100.00% 69 100.00%

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Led by R. D. Baris, the People's Pundit, the PPD Elections Staff conducts polling and covers news about latest polls, election results and election data.

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