Well folks, we’ve survived the 2016 Presidential Primaries. Early this morning, when the final votes were tallied, we were done voting until November. Well, unless you’re a registered Democrat living in DC, but that is a story for another day. Essentially, the primaries are OVER. Two presumptive nominees are in place, and we go on with our lives. Now, we wait for official party conventions to select their nominees, and then we cast our vote and elect a new president come November.

California

GOP

Donald Trump - 75.4%
John Kasich - 11.3%
Ted Cruz - 9.1%

Democrats

Hillary Clinton - 56%
Bernie Sanders - 43.1%

Montana

GOP

Donald Trump - 73.7%
Ted Cruz - 9.3%
John Kasich - 6.9%

Democrats

Bernie Sanders - 51%
Hillary Clinton - 44.6%

New Jersey

GOP

Donald Trump - 80.6%
John Kasich - 13.3%
Ted Cruz - 6.1%

Democrats

Hillary Clinton - 63.3%
Bernie Sanders - 36.7%

New Mexico

GOP

Donald Trump - 70.7%
Ted Cruz - 13.3%
John Kasich - 7.5%

Democrats

Hillary Clinton - 51.5%
Bernie Sanders - 48.5%

North Dakota

Democrats

Bernie Sanders - 64.2%
Hillary Clinton - 25.6%

South Dakota

GOP

Donald Trump - 67.1%
Ted Cruz - 17%
John Kasich - 15.9%

Democrats

Hillary Clinton - 51%
Bernie Sanders - 49%

When the delegate counts came in, Donald Trump OFFICIALLY clinched the magic number of delegates, and now stands at 1,536 delegates. He only needed 1,237 for the nomination. Democratic candidates require 2,383 for the nomination. Clinton now has 2,184 pledged delegates and 571 superdelegates, while Bernie Sanders has 1,804 pledged delegates and 48 superdelegates.
In a speech on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton declared herself the Democratic nominee for president, and many people are now calling for Bernie Sanders to drop out of the race, to concede to the victorious former Secretary of State and work on uniting the party before November. However, it seems that Bernie Sanders will not go down without a fight (or a push) and his promises to take this race to a contested convention might make him a sore loser for the history books. Stay tuned for the Washington, D.C. primary on June 14th, or not, because this primary process is locked up.

Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member