PENNSYLVANIA (AP) – With a five-state sweep on Tuesday, Donald Trump is staying on his narrow path to win the Republican nomination for president by the end of the primaries.
He has to keep winning to do it, and he has little room for error.
Trump padded his lead in the race for delegates, winning at least 82 of the 118 delegates up for grabs on Tuesday.
In Pennsylvania, Trump collected 17 delegates for winning the state. An additional 54 delegates are elected directly by voters – three in each congressional district. However, their names are listed on the ballot with no information about which presidential candidate they support.
According to exit polls, Trump dominated the Republican presidential primary in Pennsylvania across demographic groups as Ted Cruz and John Kasich split support among the minority of GOP voters who said they preferred a political insider.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton won despite Bernie Sanders’ strong support among voters under 30, early results from an exit poll conducted for The Associated Press and television networks showed.
Trump had the support of the majority of men and women, voters with incomes over $100,000 and under $50,000 and Republicans in cities, suburbs and rural areas. He also won among voters under 45 and those 45 and older and both moderates and conservatives.