Updated Tuesday, April 26, 10:32 p.m. EDT: Hillary Clinton won four out of five Democratic primary contests Tuesday night, winning the state of Connecticut against Bernie Sanders, according to the Associated Press. A total of 55 delegates were at stake in the state.
In Tuesday night's contests, part of the so-called Acela primary, 172 delegates are up for grabs on the GOP side, while for the Democrats, 384 delegates are in play.
In a victory speech where Clinton claimed she and Sanders had more in common than different, Clinton said, "We will unify our party to win this election and build an America where we can all rise together. An america where we lift each other up instead of tearing each other down."
So far only Connecticut remains too close to call between Sanders and Clinton.
Is Tuesday going to be a sweep for the front-runners?
That's what both Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the Republican side are hoping for this Tuesday. With polls closing across the East Coast, according to CNN, Trump has come out ahead in Republican primaries in Maryland, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, while Clinton has won the Maryland Democratic primary.
On the Democratic side, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Rhode Island remain too close to call. On the GOP side, Delaware and Rhode Island are still in play.
Trump, who has recently called the race on the GOP side "rigged," was facing a fresh Ted Cruz-John Kasich alliance announced Monday and meant to deny Trump the 1,237 delegates he needs to take the Republican nomination for president. How's that alliance going so far? Not so well, with Trump expected to sweep the Atlantic states having primaries Tuesday.
If Clinton manages to win big Tuesday, she will be able to put even more distance between herself and her rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Going into Tuesday night's contests, Clinton had a lead of 1,428 delegates to Sanders' 1,153. Clinton's lead becomes more imposing when you consider her superdelegates, which, when included, boost Clinton up to 1,946, to Sanders' 1,192.
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