In Maryland’s presidential primary, front-runners Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R) prevailed comfortably in Maryland, to further extend their respective claims for their parties’ nominations. In both cases, polls had indicated the winners, but not the final margins, which were substantial.
CLINTON: Hillary Clinton didn’t just defeat Bernie Sanders, she clobbered him by 30 points, winning 63% of the vote and CORRECTION 4/27, 10:15 a.m. every county except for Allegany, Carroll and Garret by a combined 400 votes.
TRUMP: Donald Trump didn’t just win Maryland, he triumphed. He won 54% of the vote statewide, claiming every congressional district and county against two candidates, John Kasich and Ted Cruz, who also campaigned here. Trump gets all Maryland convention delegates on the first two ballots, and is now most likely the party nominee.
Congressman Andy Harris, who again got 78% and more votes against three opponents than he did against one challengers two years ago, agreed Trump will be the nominee. “Bring it on,” Harris said. Like all the earlier predictions of Trump’s demise, Harris said current forecasts of a big Trump loss to Clinton will prove untrue. And their likely one debate — Hillary won’t want more, he said — “will be the most watched presidential debate in history.”
Visit Len Lazarick’s coverage of the full primary results on MarylandReporter.com.