Clinton And Trump Add Missouri Delegates To Their Totals

Trump Protest #1

By Eric L. Wesson Sr.

CALL Staff Writer

In what proved to be a nail biter in both the Democratic and Republican primaries in Missouri, both Secretary Hil- lary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump walked away with the prize of the majority of Missouri’s delegates.

In spite of circus like ral- lies where there have been re- corded outbursts of violence including a rally in Kansas City on Saturday, March 12, where some protesters were sprayed with pepper mace and inside a rally that was lled with anger and racial division undertones, Missouri Republicans gave Trump the edge with 382,093 votes or 40.8 percent of the vote.

He was followed by Sena- tor Ted Cruz who received 380,367 votes or 40.6 percent of the vote. Sen. Cruz did win Jackson County, 40 percent;

Clay County, 41 percent; Cass County, 43 percent and Platte County, 39 percent, counties.

Governor John Kasich came in third with 94,533 votes or 10.1 percent of the vote.

Senator Marco Rubio, who suspended his campaign af- ter losing to his home state of Florida, came in fourth with 57,006 votes or 6.1 percent of the vote.

Trump tallied ve of the six states in which primaries were held.

Gov. Kasich won his home state of Ohio as Trump’s only loss of the evening.

Trump’s win gives him 640 of the 1,237 delegates needed for the Republican nomination.

Sen. Cruz has tallied 405 del- egates and Gov. Kasich has tal- lied 138.

The remaining Republican primaries are closed primaries where Trump has not fared well.

Conservative Republicans

fear that Trump may appear at its convention in Cleveland, Ohio in July with 60 percent of the delegates needed for the nomination and force the con- vention to nominate him as the party’s choice. There is a rea- sonable possibility that neither Trump nor Cruz will have the required delegates by the time their convention is held.

On Wednesday Trump stated that if he is not the nominee at the convention in July he thinks there may be a riots.

“I think you’d have riots. I think you’d have riots,” Trump said Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day.” “I’m representing a tremendous many, many mil- lions of people,” he said.

The Republican Party moved closer to a contested conven- tion after Super Tuesday after Gov. Kasich won his home state and deprived Trump, the party’s front-runner, of its 66