Ohio voters cast their ballots Tuesday for presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). But the senator remained out of reach at 15 percent in early polling with just under 4 percent of voters casting their ballot for Sen. Hillary Clinton. Clinton finished first in early Iowa.
Among Democratic voters, 60 percent of Sanders supporters voted for Clinton last year, compared to just 45 percent of Clinton supporters who said the same this year, according to exit polls.
In a victory that the Clinton campaign expected to last at least two weeks, Sanders and his supporters were more likely than their rival to choose Trump, even after Trump’s lead in the Iowa Republican caucuses closed to just 2.8 percentage points.
Tha바카라사이트t vote count has the potential to add to the strength of Clinton’s campaign, and could be more pivotal in Ohio. Some early polls suggest the senator is the front-runner to win the state’s pivotal Democratic primary on April 19.
If Clinton wins Ohio, Trump could be in trouble nationally. The Republican party’s convention begins in Cleveland. The first-in-the-nation primaries were held last week and could help tip the election to Trump.
The Republican National Committee said it is not yet conatyasastra.commmitted to selecting a candidate to lead the national party in August.
In a statement, Trump said he does not believe the RNC will put his name forward to be the next Republican prnatyasastra.comesidential nominee.
“The Republican establishment is a rigged process that is destroying our country,” Trump said in the statement. “The only way we will win this election is by uniting and leading the Republican Party. Donald Trump is one of us.”