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Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz easily win Wisconsin presidential primaries, results show

Vot­ers in Wis­con­sin tonight boost­ed the cam­paigns of Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz by back­ing them over Demo­c­ra­t­ic fron­trun­ner Hillary Clin­ton and Repub­li­can fron­trun­ner Don­ald Trump, pre­lim­i­nary results out of the Bad­ger State show.

Wis­con­sin Demo­c­ra­t­ic Pri­ma­ry, April 5th, 2016
59.9% Report­ing as of 7:10 PM Pacific

Can­di­dateVotesPer­cent­age
Bernie Sanders354,54955.8%
Hillary Clin­ton278,84043.9%
Mar­tin O’Malley9610.2%
Unin­struct­ed8540.1%

“Wis­con­sin, today you sent a strong mes­sage: when we stand togeth­er there is noth­ing we can­not accom­plish. Thank you!” tweet­ed the Sanders cam­paign.

“The cor­po­rate media and estab­lish­ment keep count­ing us out, but we keep win­ning by large mar­gins,” it added in a lat­er tweet.

Hillary Clin­ton was gra­cious in defeat.

“Con­grats to @BernieSanders on win­ning Wis­con­sin. To all the vot­ers and vol­un­teers who poured your hearts into this cam­paign: For­ward! ‑H,” she tweet­ed.

Clin­ton may be los­ing statewide, but she is nar­row­ly ahead in Mil­wau­kee County.

Mil­wau­kee Coun­ty Results
Pres­i­dent of the Unit­ed States
(VOTE FOR) 1
(WITH 439 OF 479 PRECINCTS COUNTED 91.65%)
Hillary Clin­ton .… .… 83,329 50.96
Mar­tin O’Mal­ley .… .… 183 .11
Bernie Sanders.… .… . 79,764 48.78
Unin­struct­ed Del­e­ga­tion.… . . 167 .10
WRITE-IN.… .… … 91 .06
Over Votes .… .… . 0
Under Votes .… .… . 831

Mean­while, on the Repub­li­can side, it’s not close.

Wis­con­sin Repub­li­can Pri­ma­ry, April 5th, 2016
59.9% Report­ing as of 7:10 PM Pacific

Can­di­dateVotesPer­cent­age
Ted Cruz357,47250.1%
Don­ald Trump234,98733.0%
John Kasich103,14414.5%

Mass media have already pro­ject­ed that Sanders and Cruz are the vic­tors in Wis­con­sin. Clin­ton will still wind up with del­e­gates, since the Democ­rats allo­cate del­e­gates pro­por­tion­al­ly in every state. For Repub­li­cans, Wis­con­sin is a win­ner takes most state, which means Cruz will get the bulk of the state’s del­e­gates (but not all).

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