Trump sweeps five; Delaware's Democrats go 60-40 for Clinton.
Delawareans took to the polls today as part of a five-state Super Tuesday, awarding victories to front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The Republican side was a clean sweep for Trump, who took all five states in the contest -- Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island -- bringing his total delegate count to 953.
The New York businessman took 16 of those delegates from Delaware, which is winner-take-all for both parties, with 61 percent of the vote. Trailing him in Delaware were Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 16 percent of the vote and Ohio Governor John Kasich with 20 percent.
On the Democratic side, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders lost out here to rival Hillary Clinton who received 59.8 percent of the vote and takes 12 delegates. Sanders, with 39.2 percent, adds nine delegates.
Clinton also took home wins in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maryland, bringing her total delegate count to 1,650. Sanders took Rhode Island, with his delegate count now standing at 1,348.
Trump, Clinton and Sanders campaigned in Delaware last weekend, attracting large crowds.
Trump saw as many as 4,000 people attend his rally at the Quillen Arena in the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington on Saturday.
Trump’s national platform of building a wall at the US-Mexico border, keeping companies from sending jobs abroad, strengthening the military and ending Obamacare was received with cheers and applause by those who attended.
Sanders had over 2,000 people fill the Chase Center in Wilmington on Saturday. The Vermont senator remained optimistic about his chances of clenching the Democratic nomination. His message to the crowd centered around providing young people with a free college education, cleaning up the environment, raising the federal minimum wage, ending corporate corruption and addressing mass incarceration.
Clinton held her rally at a small Wilmington venue that packed close to 800 people. She spoke about responsible gun control, affordable education and healthcare, and her qualifications and experience dealing with foreign policy.