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The 2016 presidential primaries in Connecticut were held on April 26, 2016. The polls were open until 8:00 p.m. EST. However, at 10:45 p.m, only 87 percent of the votes had been calculated. CNN projected Donald Trump to win the Connecticut Republican primary at 8:05 p.m.
At 8:10 p.m., Trump had 56.9 percent of the votes, John Kasich had 25.2 and Ted Cruz was trailing behind with 12.6 percent of the votes. The 28 delegates Connecticut had to offer went to Trump.
CNN reported at 9:50 p.m. that 64 percent of the Republican votes were in, while only 47 percent of the Democratic votes had been tallied. Trump has nearly 60 percent of the votes and all the 28 pledged delegates. Kasich has 26.5 percent of the votes, and Cruz stands at 12.6 percent.
On the Democratic side, it was a tight race. CNN reported at 8:15 p.m. that Hillary Clinton had 50.3 percent and Bernie Sanders held 46.1 of the votes, when just a few moments ago Sanders had been in the lead. Connecticut has a total of 71 delegates to offer, and 16 of them are superdelegates.
CNN has reported that 83 percent of the votes are in, and Clinton is predicted to win the Connecticut primary. She holds 50.3 percent of the votes with Sanders on her heels with 47.8 percent.
By Jeanette Smith
CNN: Connecticut Primary Results – 2016
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