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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Ted Cruz leads Donald Trump in Idaho Republican primary; Rubio, Kasich far behind

Today, Ida­ho became the first state in the con­tigu­ous Pacif­ic North­west region to hold a nom­i­nat­ing event in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial con­test. The polls have now closed in the Gem State’s Repub­li­can pri­ma­ry, and here are the ear­ly results:

Ida­ho Repub­li­can Pri­ma­ry: March 8th, 2016

With 95 of 955 precincts report­ing.
(includes absen­tee precincts where applic­a­ble)
Last updat­ed Mar 8 2016 9:27PM Moun­tain Time

Can­di­dateVotesPer­cent­age
Ted Cruz5,77939.1%
Don­ald J. Trump5,06634.2%
Mar­co Rubio2,22715.1%
John R. Kasich1,1938.1%
Ben Car­son2841.9%
Jeb Bush770.5%
Rand Paul610.4%
Chris Christie240.2%
Mike Huck­abee340.2%
Car­ly Fio­r­i­na130.1%
Lind­sey Gra­ham110.1%
Peter Messi­na00.0%
Rick San­to­rum230.2%

Unof­fi­cial ear­ly results are here.

It’s still ear­ly, but there’s no doubt Ted Cruz is off to a good start. He has a small but impor­tant lead over Don­ald Trump. Rubio and Kasich, mean­while, are at a dis­tant third and fourth place, and prob­a­bly won’t be con­tend­ing for vic­to­ry in this elec­tion.

Thir­ty-two del­e­gates are at stake in Ida­ho. It is not a win­ner-take-all state, so no mat­ter how well Ted Cruz does, he’ll still be split­ting some del­e­gates with Trump.

POSTSCRIPT: Cruz cruised to vic­to­ry in this con­test.

Ida­ho Repub­li­can Pri­ma­ry: March 8th, 2016
With 963 of 963 precincts report­ing.
(includes absen­tee precincts where applic­a­ble)
Last updat­ed Mar 9 2016 4:04PM

Can­di­dateVotesPer­cent­age
Ted Cruz100,92845.4%
Don­ald J. Trump62,46628.1%
Mar­co Rubio35,33315.9%
John R. Kasich16,5157.4%
Ben Car­son3,8841.7%
Rand Paul8340.4%
Jeb Bush9370.4%
Mike Huck­abee3570.2%
Chris Christie3550.2%
Car­ly Fio­r­i­na2410.1%
Rick San­to­rum2100.1%
Lind­sey Gra­ham790.0%
Peter Messi­na270.0%

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