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donald trump and hillary clinton favored in both of those states looking to not only win, but to win big to add to their maps. >> five states and five major contests. we are ready to make some major projections. polls are closed and cnn projects donald trump will win the pennsylvania republican presidential primary, a big win for donald trump tonight. cnn also projects that donald trump is the winner in maryland. he wins the republican presidential primary in maryland. cnn also projects another win for donald trump in connecticut. he will win the republican presidential primary. on the democratic side we have a projection as well. cnn projects hillary clinton is the winner in maryland. she wins the maryland democratic presidential primary. right now we have some key race alerts at the same time. look at this. in pennsylvania and connecticut we have exit polls but we cannot make projections, too early to call on the democratic side
between hillary clinton and bernie sanders in pennsylvania as well as in connecticut. we didn't do exit polls in two other states on the democratic side. delaware and rhode island, too early to call in those states as well. similarly on the republican side too early to call in two states. we didn't do exit polls in delaware and rhode island, but here are the wins so far tonight. states won by donald trump. donald trump has won in pennsylvania, maryland and connecticut. hillary clinton has won in maryland. big win for hillary clinton in maryland. huge win for donald trump in pennsylvania, maryland and connecticut. let's go over to trump headquarters right now. s sa sara murray is standing by. i presume they're going to be happy. >> reporter: i think you're right. obviously the trump campaign wants to sweep all five. they're well on their way with these three victories and they believe coming out of tonight they are going to have an undeniable sense of momentum that could help them in contests coming up in places like
indiana, west virginia and the kind of momentum that's going to make it harder for people to argue there's any way that the gop nominee could be anyone but trump. they realize they may have to fight to june 7th to get those 1,237 delegates they need to become the nominee, but i think this string of victories will make it easier to bring on not only voters in upcoming states, but more unbound delegates who may have been a little bit unsure. they think if they come out with five wins tonight it will look like there can be no one but donald trump. >> stand by and i want to go to the hillary clinton headquarters. we are not able to make projections for pennsylvania and connecticut. >> reporter: the crowd of supporters here just a few moments ago here in philadelphia came to their feet and cheered, erupted in cheers when the state of maryland was being called for secretary clinton. they believe this is the first of what they hope will be five
wins tonight. maryland is significant. there are 95 delegates in maryland. that's one of the most important states tonight other than pennsylvania. you can hear the crowd behind me now. they are really holding out hope for pennsylvania. they believe that pennsylvania was so good to secretary clinton in 2008, they believe it will be good to her again. secretary clinton is flying here from indiana. she's been campaigning there all day long. she's going to give a speech tonight and i'm told by one adviser it's going to be a forward looking speech. it's going to look ahead to the challenges ahead and talk much more about donald trump than bernie sanders. and look for her to keep extending that olive branch. keep trying to reach out to bernie sanders' supporters, a continuation of her message last week in new york saying there's much more that unifys the party than devices the party. there's no question there's a divide in this democratic party and the clinton campaign is hoping to wrap this up and one
win down and they hope four more to go. >> we'll stand by to hear from hillary clinton and we'll stand by to hear from donald trump. he's in new york. >> it's interesting. it's early in the night and we've called three of the five states for donald trump. that suggests very strongly that he won by a significant margin. the political director of cnn, let me bring you in with some of the exit poll information. who turned out in these three states, maryland, connecticut and pennsylvania where we have projected donald trump will win? how did he win? >> exactly. what is fueling that victory we took a different slice in each state. look in pennsylvania where we looked at white born again or evangelical christians, trump won 58% of them in pennsylvania to 29% for cruz to 12% for kasich. they made up 42% of the vote in the pennsylvania republican electorate. he won them by 30 points over cruz, not usually that kind of
trump group. look at connecticut. those angry at the federal government, trump is like the only candidate in the race here. he wins them with 55% of the vote. 16% went for kasich. they made up 43% of the electorate in the connecticut republican primary so that anger at the federal government fueling him there and across all these states. in maryland, you don't tend to think of trump doing this well with conservative voters. trump won in maryland 61% to cruz's 28% to kasich's 10%. they made up 28% of the electorate there. that's not normally a group that you would expect trump to win by more than 30 points, these self-identified conservative voters. each component are what are behind his victory tonight. >> there are a lot of people out there who might think of these states as north eastern states
and they're liberal, but that's not the case necessarily in a lot of these parts. you have philadelphia and you have pittsburgh and in between you have alabama so really deep red conservatives there. >> that was carvell. >> i was giving you credit. you should take the credit. you guys were working on the campaign together. those conservatives turned out for donald trump. >> absolutely. it still bogles my mind as somebody who has covered politics for a long time as have you and even ted cruz and the way that he has positioned himself for the past several years that he is losing in states like this where there really are real conservative voters. among those voters so badly to donald trump, especially on the issue of hating the federal government which is where he
really made his name, even though he's a senator. >> i'm going to take everybody now to the huntington, west virginia where bernie sanders is speaking. hillary clinton the projected winner of the maryland primary. let's listen to bernie sanders about what comes next, the path effo forward for him and his supporters. >> when we began this campaign just about a year ago we started with no political organization, we started with no money and we had no name recognition outside of vermont. [cheers and applause] i want all of you to get up to vermont and visit our beautiful state. [cheers and applause] and when we began this campaign, the media said well you know bernie is a nice guy, he combs
his hair really well, top-notch dresser, but nonetheless he really is a fringe candidate. the campaign is a fringe campaign, not to be taken seriously. [ boos ] >> and in the middle of all of that we were taking on the most powerful political organization in america, an organization that elected a president, president clinton on two occasions and ran a very strong campaign for secretary clinton in 2008. and when we began this campaign, we were about 3% in the national polls. we were about 16 points behind secretary clinton. well, a lot has happened in the
last year. [cheers and applause] bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! [cheers and applause] >> as of today we have now won 16 primaries and caucuses all over this country. [cheers and applause] and with your help we're going to win here in west virginia. [cheers and applause] we have won over 1,200 delegates to the democratic national
convention. [cheers and applause] and in the last several weeks the national polls, they don't show us 16 points down, a few of them have us actually ahead or a few points down. [cheers and applause] and what is also extremely important if the democratic party is to look at which candidate is the candidate to defeat donald trump or any other republican -- bernie! bernie! >> -- what we are seeing are national polls which have us 15, 20 points ahead of donald trump, far more than secretary clinton. [cheers and applause]
almost every national poll and every state poll has us defeating trump and that margin for us is significantly larger than madam secretary clinton. [cheers and applause] and the reason that we are doing so much better against republican candidates is that not only are we winning the overwhelming majority of democratic votes, but we are winning independent votes and some republican votes as well. [cheers and applause] and that is what i hope the delegates to the democratic convention fully understand. in a general election everyone,
democrat, independent, republican, has the right to vote for president. [cheers and applause] the elections are not closed primaries. we were in new york state last week. 3 million people in new york state could not vote -- [ boos ] >> -- because they were independents. well, you know what, those folks and independents all over this country will be voting in november for the next president of the united states. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders making his pitch to his supporters tonight. bernie sanders has a lot to say clearly indicating he's not going anywhere. he's staying in this contest
despite his loss in maryland. hillary clinton is the winner in maryland. have not made projections in the other four democratic contests so far. let's get a key race alert right now. on the democratic side in connecticut right now, very early, less than 1% of the vote is in, hillary clinton has a lead. once again very early. in rhode island bernie sanders with less than 1% of the vote in. a little more than 1,000 votes cast so far. 60.6% for bernie sanders and 38.5% in rhode island. bernie sanders ahead but very early. similarly in rhode island trump has a significant lead, but only a few hundred votes are in. 63.4% to kasich 25.1% and ted cruz 10%. >> we continue to watch the votes come in, let's turn to our panel. david what do you make of what you heard from bernie sanders tonight? >> well, first of all, i always
said to my clients when i was a consultant that attacking the media is a looser lament and now we've heard a couple of candidates tonight lashing out at the media for their coverage and it seemed as if he was kind of trackiattacking the process that is a veiled recognition that it may not end up where he wants to be. he didn't hear a guy who was surrenderi surrendering, but you did hear a guy who was beginning to rationalize why he hasn't done better. >> i think also saying that the progressive movement is strong and it's so strong that in those polls that it does pretty well against trump. i thought this was in some ways vintage bernie sanders without a lot of attacks that we've seen
on hillary clinton. it was his we've come a long way baby speech which we've heard before. >> the thing about it is he's right that he does well in those polls in the fall, but he's had the advantage of being a guy who hasn't taken any attacks from the republicans and part of that is they don't anticipate he will be the nominee of the democratic party in the fall and how he would stand up against the attacks which would give you more of a sense of where he would be in a fight like that. >> normally you get out when the money dries up and the crowds go away and neither one of those things has happened here. the people who call my radio program and are bernie people they want this message hammered until the last possible moment and they don't want him to get out. >> he made his general election argument saying he's the one who can bring in independent voters and beat donald trump and ted
cruz earlier tonight was making his general election argument saying donald trump is a liberal. >> three wins for donald trump tonight and one for hillary clinton. you're going to hear what tone trump will take as well as secretary clinton. that's ahead. ughout) ♪ ♪ uh oh. what's up? ♪ ♪ ♪ does nobody use a turn signal anymore? ♪
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clinton's 44.9%. let's look at the republican side. in connecticut we project that donald trump is the winner. it's still very early in the actual vote. 59.3% for trump and 27.2% for kasich, and 11.4% for cruz. we have not projected a winner on roet islahode island, but tr 4% of the vote is in. he has 64% and kasich has 22.9% and ted cruz has 11.8%. donald trump has won pennsylvania, maryland and connecticut. those are all the states we did exit polls in. hillary clinton we projected is the winner in maryland. too early to call. we have not made other calls in the state, but we'll be taking a closer look at all the other states in a moment. i want to go over to john king
right now. you've got rhode island up there. >> very little in so far, but you see donald trump off to a big lead early on. he is counting on winning and winning big in rhode island tonight. if you pull it back out and look, the front-runner started to claim this part of the country if you will, but if we come back in and that's massachusetts, 64% right now, this is the one battle ground we think on the democratic side of all of the five states tonight this one is more open primary unaffiliated voters can vote. bernie sanders is off to an early lead as we watch these votes come in. nothing from providence yet. we'll see how this one plays out. sanders with an early and they'll appreciate that as they look for at least one win tonight. we come to connecticut and 5% and secretary clinton 53%.
hartford is your major population center here and she's winning 70% there. to the degree there's an african-american turnout it's largely here in hartford. secretary clinton went to college here and pretty close with 27% of the moment. still as you say only 5% in statewide. we'll watch as the votes come in. we have a long way to go in the counting here. connecticut and rhode island results starting to come in. still nothing from pennsylvania or delaware or maryland so far, but they're starting to trickle in and once they start we'll count them. >> we'll take a closer look. stand by. want to go back to jake and dana. we've made four projections, three on the republican side and one on the democratic side. >> one of the things we've been watching is this never trump movement or forces or whatever
you want to call them, people who say that donald trump has to be stopped. so let's bring in our political director. in terms of the people who turned out to vote in pennsylvania and maryland and connecticut, the three states we project donald trump will win, how many went out to vote for a candidate and how many of them were voting against a candidate primarily? >> it's a measure that we look at in a lot of these states that we've had primaries and caucuses in. tonight you'll see the never trump movement doesn't have a ton of traction tonight. 75% of republican primary voters were there to vote for their candidate. only 20% said they were there to vote against his opponents. if you look at connecticut, 72% voting for your candidate was the main motivation. voting against your candidate's opponents 25% said that's why they voted the way they did and in maryland it's similar.
74% for and 24% voting against. >> not a big turnout when it comes to people voting defensively against somebody as opposed to voting for somebody. >> that's right. sort of in theory you would think as you were saying that this is bad news for the never trump movement because their whole motivation is the people are so upset about the prospect of donald trump that they're supporting other people. i talked to somebody before coming on tonight who is very involved in raising money for the never trump movement who insisted they're doing quite well and there are a lot of rich people and maybe people who are not so rich who are still giving money and that they knew that the cake was baked in these states. tonight i'm not so sure they knew it looked like it was going to be what appears to be the kind of route that we're seeing as we speak. >> the way that they measure
success is how much money they're raising and not how successful they're achieving in stopping donald trump. that's one way to look at it. anderson, back to you. >> it's a unique metric for measurement. is that movement viable still? >> look -- >> yes. >> i've said for months now that trump is going to secure the nomination before the convention. all of this hand wringing over what happens at a contested convention i think is really wishful thinking. i say that as someone who really is unhappy that trump is going to be the nominee of my party. that said there is a very real problem for trump if he doesn't at the convention. that problem is significant because donald trump is not invested in figuring out the delegate fight and the system in the way that ted cruz and john kasich have for months if not
years before mounting a presidential campaign. that would be -- >> that's different than an organized movement that would try to stop him before the convention. >> absolutely and i think that that movement has really had the wind sucked out of its sails as trump has gone on to win states that you would think he would, but to win in places that you would think there are no trump voters. i'm thinking the counties that are afluent and well educated and you would never imagine trump to win there. cruz has not been able to find the voters who will not vote for him. >> born again and evangelical voters trump winning overwhelming. >> cruz has really failed. he's tried to be the blue collar anti-new york values candidate. well, trump has won those people and cruz has tried at other
times to be the intellectual of the party. trump is winning them too. cruz can't find the voters who are not for trump. that's the problem. >> this is the political flaw with ted cruz who i persist in saying i like although i'm sure it's not reciprocated. >> not helpful for him. >> no. he cannot do well in the north eastern united states. you look at these figures when you have 14% in new york, he's getting -- i don't know what the percentage is yet in pennsylvania, but in some states he's getting 11%, 12%. this is terrible. we keep talking about ronald reagan. yes, ronald reagan carried new york and pennsylvania and he carried the entire northeast with the exception of rhode island and he carried the whole thing in 1984. you've got to be able to make inroads there and he is demonstrating he can. >> there is one group of voters who trump hasn't been able to
get and cruz has been able to get and those are republican insiders and every weekend they meet and they have their caucuses and cruz walks away with all the delegates. so if it does go to a second ballot donald trump is done. he has to win in the first ballot with 95% of the bound delegates. >> i am usually happy to nod along ernestly with a conspiracy theory about the liberal media ganging up on conservatives, but if this idea from cruz that he floated at his speech tonight is that network executives really want hillary clinton to face the weakest republican that's ted cruz. >> let's go back to wolf for another projection. >> we have another major projection right now, a fourth win for donald trump. cnn projects donald trump is the winner. of the rhode island primary.
donald trump has won pennsylvania, maryland, connecticut and rhode island. cnn has projected that hillary clinton is the winner in maryland. five contests projected so far and five more to go. let's go back to the trump headquarters in new york. another big win for donald trump. >> reporter: absolutely. i think the question now obviously donald trump is poised to have a very big night, these are four wins and we're waiting on a fifth which the trump campaign believes they can get, so the question is what tone do we get from donald trump tonight? are we going to see a gracious victory speech or a fiery donald trump who says ted cruz and john kasich have no path to 1,237, it's time for them to step aside and unify behind me and donald trump is at the 100 gala tonight before he comes over here and he was asked by reporters if we're going to see a tamer, softer trump and he told them i don't think i want to change.
i think we've gotten to where we are by me being me and i don't think it's time for a change. so maybe the idea of a trump 2.0 has gone by the wayside. >> the only state we're waiting for is delaware. we didn't have exit polls in delaware. we'll see what happens, but let's talk about what time we expect to actually hear from donald trump. he's going to be speaking i take it fairly soon. >> reporter: yeah, that's right. we expecting him to speak right around 9:00 p.m. as of right now he's not expected to take questions from the press. he's going to make some remarks. he doesn't use a teleplofrpter, but his aids are saying the same thing which is this is donald trump. if he comes out and he wants to take questions from the press he'll do it. it's impossible to predict ahead of time what tone he's going to take or how he's going to feel when he comes out on this stage and this is part of what has
driven the campaign from the outset which is let trump be trump. for a while there was a question if that was going to change and for now it doesn't look like that's the case. >> we have another major projection. a clean sweep for donald trump tonight. donald trump cnn projects is the winner of the delaware republican presidential primary. all five contests donald trump wins. he wins in connecticut, pennsylvania, maryland, rhode island and delaware. a clean sweep winning all of them. a big, bill deg deal for donald trump. pennsylvania, maryland, connecticut, rhode island and delaware. hillary clinton we have projected is the winner in maryland so far. jake and dana, a big win for donald trump. you can't deny that. >> five for five. it was a week weeks ago we noted the 35% ceiling that the
republican establishment figures said donald trump had has been broken. it will be interesting to see what his margin of victory is this evening with all five states being called so early. that would suggest possibly more than 50% in many if not all of these states. the second point is donald trump has been driving home one point for the last two weeks and that is the system is rigged and the republicans are out to get me. that seems to have really resonated with voters. >> it does seem to have resonated and you're absolutely right that we're going to see where the margins are and we're not taking anything away from donald trump. this is a huge night for him tonight, but the numbers do matter at the end of the day. delaware is winner take all and that's great news for him. pennsylvania we're going to have to wait and see what happens because so many of the delegates there are unbound, but the bottom line is even the opposing campaigns who i talked to going into tonight said if donald trump for example ultimately in
pennsylvania wins or total wins about 108 of the delegates tonight, he's well on his way. of all the conversations that we've been having about a brokered convention and contested convention and what's going to happen at the convention, if ted cruz doesn't stop him in the next contest in indiana, it doesn't look like tl there's going to be that, that he will get the nomination before we get to cleveland. >> as the results come in for the specific delegates in pennsylvania, cnn is going to bring those results because we know which delegate is supporting which candidate. dana, as you noted it's very interesting how the other campaigns cruz and kasich have tried to change the subject and in fact a day or two ago they started talking about the primaries in new mexico and oregon and in indiana almost as
if they were weren't phrasing five primaries tonight and they were and they got destroyed. let's go back to wolf. >> we have another key race alert right now. let's look at connecticut on the democratic side. 10% of the vote is in. look at how close it is. bernie sanders is 48.8% and hillary clinton is 49.5%. she's 521 votes ahead of bernie sanders. 49.8% to 48.5%. 11% of the vote is in. clearly a clean sweep for donald trump. we're standing by to hear from him live and we'll hear live from hillary clinton about her win. one projected win in maryland. we'll get more results. a lot more coming up right after this quick break.
cnn projects hillary clinton is the winner in the delaware democratic presidential primary. that's her second projected win of the night. earlier we projected she's the winner in maryland. let's look at the states won so far. let's go to jeff zelny. a second big win for hillary clinton, delaware and maryland. jeff, hold on for a moment. we're having trouble hearing you. i want to point out states won so far tonight. clean sweep for donald trump. he has won all five republican
presidential primaries tonight, pennsylvania, maryland, connecticut, rhode island and delaware. here is a key race alert of what's going on in pennsylvania right now. on the democratic side hillary clinton with 52.5%, 46.5% for bernie sanders. once again very early, less than 1% of the vote is in in pennsylvania. on rhode island on the democratic side 4% of the vote is in. bernie sanders maintains a slight lead. it's a nice lead, but it's early. 56.6% and 42.2% for hillary clinton. we'll see if that stands for rhode island. in connecticut it's very close. a significant number of votes already in. 14%. bernie sanders 49.2% and hillary clinton 49%. now 161 votes ahead. bernie sanders is ahead by 49.2%
to 49%. in delaware cnn has projected hillary clinton is the winner, 38% of the vote is now in. she's at 51.8% and bernie sanders is 47.1%. that's in delaware right now. on the republican side we've already projected all five contests, donald trump wins. we'll show you the numbers as they come in. in pennsylvania 49.4% for donald trump and ted cruz 15.1% and kasich 12.8%. similarly in rhode island impressive lead for donald trump. 62% to 25.7% for kasich and 11% for cruz. 10% of the vote is in in rhode island. in connecticut donald trump has 59.5% and kasich 26% and ted
cruz 11.8%. 21% of the vote in connecticut is now in. impressive win. in delaware cnn has projected that donald trump is the winner in delaware. 61.3% and john kasich 20% and ted cruz 15.7%. we have projected hillary clinton is the winner in the state of delaware. let's go back to jeff. he's over at hillary clinton headquarters in philadelphia right now. we were having trouble hearing you earlier, but the crowd is very excited. a second big win projected for hillary clinton tonight. >> reporter: no question this crowd is very excited. the clinton campaign has won two states and they believe that more will be on the way. they hope more will be on the way. secretary clinton has landed in philadelphia a short time ago. she's going to watch some of these results come in and then speak to this crowd later, but the location tonight is key. the fact that hillary clinton is going to be in philadelphia i'm told by one of her advisors was by design. they believe pennsylvania is a
key general election state. now if donald trump should become the republican nominee pennsylvania will be one of those laboratories that will be up for grabs. it's always a battle ground state, but it will be a different battle ground state. first things first, the clinton campaign knows they still need a big win here tonight, particularly in pennsylvania. they know they still have at least another month to go, a little bit more than that in this primary fight, but we are seeing a turning of the page here. we're seeing a change of the mood here. you can almost feel the energy here changing as these candidates -- as these supporters rather are looking forward to what they believe will be a fall campaign with donald trump or whoever. again, we need to find out what pennsylvania does tonight. >> let's see how long that takes. we're waiting to hear from hillary clinton. we're still waiting to hear from donald trump. donald trump has swept all five states on the republican side. john king, let's go over and take a look.
hillary clinton has won in delaware and in maryland. three more states still outstanding. we're talking about connecticut, pennsylvania and rhode island. >> she just seconds ago pulled slightly ahead in connecticut. 49.3% to to 48.9%. in the population centers, about 60% of the vote in and hillary clinton winning big there. down in new haven, she's leading there. not as big a margin, but only 30% of the vote in. you see 70% of the vote in a playing you're doing well is still to come in. move over to bridgeport another place she wants to move up, they're still counting votes here. let's move to the east in the
state of rhode island. only 5% of the vote. we're waiting for providence to come in. at the moment senator sanders opening up a healthy lead there. when you do this on the republican side, you're looking for either orange or purple for cruz or kasich. so far nowhere in rhode island. in connecticut if have the congressional district map that we can pull out and lay over the state if you're looking in a competitive race to see how the delegates go, but let's throw it over here for now and you see the green lines laying out the different congressional districts. at the moment it doesn't look like we're going to need it. john kasich winning one small town. so far it's trump country and this is significant in the sense that donald trump wants to run it up. he wants to get above 950 tonight. if you're john kasich or ted cruz you have to stop him
somewhere. a the the moment we have a ways to go and only 21% of the vote in in connecticut, but it doesn't look like we're going to need the map because it doesn't look like john kasich and we don't see ted cruz at all. you move down to the bigger prizes, pennsylvania, we've already called it. slow to vote to come in. the only votes so far in philadelphia county predominantly democratic area, but trump is ahead there. you switch to the democratic race secretary clinton starting to open up a healthy lead in philadelphia which she would expect to do. african-american base. we have a lot of wait to do in pennsylvania. we also have nothing in for maryland either. nothing in at all for maryland yet and for both front-runners if you look at delaware, boom and boom up the board. if you're a republican and you're in that stop trump movement or never trump movement, you're trying to see as you go through these states some of the other guy's color.
at the moment in a little tiny town in the north west corner of the state is the only place in any of these five states so far that we can find one town that is not colored for donald trump so far. >> let's go back to anderson. a clean sweep for donald trump. huge night for donald trump and hillary clinton has won two of the five democratic presidential primaries. >> donald trump owinning by hug margins. >> i was just hearing from somebody who is talking to precinct captains in my district and the turnout is in record numbers. this is a big deal. >> so for momentum for donald trump this certainly -- >> huge. >> huge. >> it's horrible. >> ted cruz -- i understand he's going to say this doesn't
matter, but we were here for wisconsin and wisconsin was everything. now we're really getting down to the math and the politics of this. >> you really want to see what the -- we've talked about the tone. will he be more presidential? he's promised for weeks that he would. and yet over the past week he slammed john kasich for the way he's eating on the campaign trail. hardly presidential. this is all the while donald trump has been the front-runner. now coming off of five big wins, you want to see is donald trump secure enough, confident enough, to end the petty insults, quit whining about the process he's benefitting from and winning despite not understanding it and really just calm it down. >> why do that? >> he's winning. >> he's winning. the donald trump that you see is the donald trump that people are voting for. i mean i would call this a trump
tonight -- >> i meet trump supporters who tell me i love him. i can't wait for him to tone it down. there are people in his camp and people waiting on the sidelines to say i might not agree with everything he's saying, but i definitely want to beat hillary. can he pivot to a general election. >> could the margins tonight have been any bigger? it doesn't seem like there's -- >> he doesn't need to pivot. >> i'm not sure that donald trump needs to pivot at this particular point. what he's going to do and he said this himself is get rid of the other folks in the race and he's gone a long way towards doing that tonight. i would argue that the odds for a contested convention are minuscule at this point and nothing succeeds like success. so he goes into indiana and he's got momentum and he can win
those 57 delegates or a good part of them and be on his way. >> do you agree that the odds of a contested convention are minimal. >> i want it because i've never bon to a riot before. >> a quick projection from wolf. >> cnn is ready to project another big win for hillary clinton. hillary clinton is the winner in the pennsylvania democratic presidential primary. this is her third win so far tonight. earlier we projected wins in delaware and in maryland. let's go to jeff who is at clinton headquarters in philadelphia right now. the crowd we can see they just heard the projection clearly very happy. >> you could hear the cheering behind me right now here the minute you said the word. this crowd is so excited. this was the big win tonight that the clinton campaign
wanted. of course the biggest collection of delegates of all five states. this is what these supporters have been waiting for. they're shouting madam president. they really believe that this is the turning point here. now, at this point forward if they win all five states or not the campaign really believes its done it's job. they've won three out of five. >> we'll have live coverage of hillary clinton's and donald trump's victory speeches. let's take a quick break. more after this. (vo) beyond natural grain free pet food
we're getting ready to hear from donald trump and hillary clinton. big winners tonight in the republican and democratic presidential primaries. let's look at the states won so far on the republican side donald trump an impressive huge sweep winning all of the republican presidential primaries. tonight, pennsylvania, maryland, connecticut, rhode island, delaware. five for five for donald trump. on the democratic side three for five for hillary clinton. she wins pennsylvania, maryland and delaware. still waiting to hear from connecticut and rhode island. let's get a key race alert right now and see where things stand. these are actual votes that have come in on the democratic side in connecticut. bernie sanders has a slight lead, 50.1% and 48.1%.
he's up by about 1,500 votes. close in connecticut. bernie sanders with a slight lead. in rhode island he has a more impressive lead. 57.4% to hillary clinton's 41%. in pennsylvania only 2% of the vote has been counted, but we've already projected hillary clinton is the big winner there. 58.8% to bernie sanders 40.5%. similarly in delaware 72% of the vote is now and 73% just changed. she has almost 60% and he's almost 40%. impressive win in the state of delaware for hillary clinton. let's continue to look at some of the other contests we're watching right now on the republican side. in pennsylvania, we project trump is the winner. very few votes counted rk, but s
way ahead of john kasich and ted cruz. 1% of the vote is counted but we've projected he's the weinne. in rhode island trump is 67% in rhode island. donald trump is the winner in connecticut. 27% of the vote is in. very impressive. he's at 60% and kasich 25.6% and cruz has 11.9%. in delaware 95% of the vote is in. donald trump is 61% and kasich with 20% and ted cruz 15.9%. impressive numbers in delaware as well. let's go over to john king at the magic wall. these states that he's winning all five in the contest, he's winning by not just barely, he's got almost 60% in some of these states. >> donald trump is the front-runner. donald trump is from new york so
ted cruz and john kasich will say this is donald trump's part of the country, but politicians are competitive. frankly this is embarrassing. last time it was one and now you can find two towns in connecticut where john kasich is winning two small towns so far. we have a bunch more to go, but as you watch this map fill in donald trump winning in connecticut. his rivals say it boarders new york. if you're going to beat donald trump you have to beat him on the battlefield and that frankly is a romp and it's 60% of the vote for mr. trump so far. we move over to rhode island and now we have one more. barri barrington, rhode island is a beautiful community. john kasich one point in the state of rohode island, but loo at what's happening in the rest of the state, but when it comes to delegates and you're donald
trump and you're at 66% and you're at 59% in connecticut and we know he's going to win in pennsylvania, but john kasich was born out here, where is john kasich? where is ted cruz? let's look at the house districts. this is a conservative state. pennsylvania is reliably blue, but there are a lot of republicans in the state of pennsylvania so the other republican candidates need to compete and where are they? it's all donald trump. we don't have anything for maryland, but there's delaware. that's donald trump. if you are the other republican candidates going through these five states tonight it's a tough argument to make you are competitive in this race especially to put tonight into context this was supposed to be ted cruz's wheelhouse. these are republican voters. there aren't that many reporters across the south to turn these states to donald trump. we know donald trump is winning all five. we know he's looking for a big
delegate haul, 100 plus to add to his count. that's momentum. can he get to 1,237 by the convention? difficult, but he's making the odds better. >> in these five wins on the republican side for donald trump in delaware it's winner take all so he'll get all 16 delegates, if you look at connecticut, maryland and pennsylvania, if he wins those districts it's winner take all, although in pennsylvania you have this system where the delegates are free agents. >> let's start with pennsylvania we'll have to go through their individual delegates in the districts, we'll have to go through that ligate into the night, 54 are not committed, donald trump gets 17, but the reason he gets only 17 but for those noncommitted delegates 54 of them that number is critical. where that number is at the end
of the night so donald trump can go back to the delegates and let's say he's at 1,215 and there's 54 of them, he will go back to those people and say you have to go home and look at your neighbors in the eye, you have to vote for me. so the argument for donald trump to get these uncommitted delegates will help that if that number stays. if he's at 61% in pennsylvania, that's a big wow. if he's above 50%, that's a significant win. every degree he moves up above 50% increases the argument if he's short of 1,237 this will come to personal phone calls and meetin meetings. he will have a powerful case to make if you're going to go home, you can't look your neighbor in the eye and say i didn't vote for donald trump on the