UPDATE: As of Wednesday morning, Cruz slipped just below 50 percent to finish at 48.3 to Trump’s 35.1, with Kasich taking 14.1 percent. It looks like Cruz took every congressional district except 2, for a delegate haul of 36 to Trump’s 6. Still a crushing victory by any standard.
It appears that Ted Cruz will pull off something Donald Trump has been unable to do. He’s about to take a state in an open primary with over 50 percent of the vote. In a three-way race, no less.
In a resounding win, across all demographics, educational backgrounds, among men and (especially) women, Cruz crushed all opposition. He crushed Donald Trump.
With over 30 percent of precincts reporting, Cruz may take every congressional district, thereby winning all 42 delegates.
Wearing a powder blue tie, a crisp suit and a perfectly placed American flag lapel pin, Cruz gave his victory speech.
Tonight is a turning point. It is a rallying cry.
We had a choice. A real choice.
In Utah we won 69% of the vote, a landslide election.
And now tonight, here in Wisconsin…three weeks ago the media said Wisconsin was a “perfect state” for Donald Trump.
Four very different states: Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, Wisconsin
Cruz beat Trump in a blue-collar, industrial state–Trump’s wheelhouse. Yet in the speech, he focused on Hillary Clinton, with no mention of rival Trump.
Either before Cleveland or at the convention, we will earn a majority of the delegates and we will beat Hillary Clinton in November.
We are winning because we are uniting the Republican Party.
We’ve got the full spectrum of the Republican Party coming together and uniting behind this campaign.
And separating himself from the negative campaigning, Cruz quoted JFK. “We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light a candle that can guide us through the darkness to a safe and sure future.”
Cruz has placed his marker down, and this is truly the turning point of this long, wearying race.
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