WASHINGTON: Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday night won the Washington state primary.
to projections by major US media, Trump won in the northwestern state
of Washington by a wide margin, ahead of his former rivals Texas Senator
Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich and politician Ben Carson whose
names were still listed on the ballot despite dropping out of the race
weeks ago, EFE news reported.
Since Cruz and Kasich dropped out
from the presidential race earlier this month after Trump's victory in
Indiana on May 3, the billionaire has barely held campaign rallies.
fact, he had not visited Washington state for several days, but this
did not prevent him from gaining more than 75 percent of the vote.
victory ensures the New York magnate the majority of 44 delegates at
stakes in Washington, inching him closer to the 1,237 delegates required
for the official nomination in the July convention that will be held in
Trump will probably achieve and surpass this
number on June 7 when the republicans in New Jersey, Montana, South
Dakota, New Mexico and the country's most populous state California will
go to the polls.