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perso persona. >> or the approval of donald trump who is the daddy in this situation. you see these things happen. our coverage continues tonight. super tue straight ahead. the front runners aim for delegate win falls after big victories in new york. >> we're winning by a lot. we're kicking ass. >> the challenger fighting on. the finisher getting closer. >> the race is in the home stretch and victory is inside. >> will contest in five states make the leaders harder to beat? it's another super tuesday, and it's america's choice. tonight in the republican race, donald trump sounding hopeful he can clench the nomination. >> cruz and kasich have no path. >> nobody is getting to 1237.
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>> ted cruz rejecting trump's claim he can reach the magic number joining forces with john kasich to try to ensure a convention fight. >> we can steward resources. >> in the democratic race tonight. >> there is much more that unites us than divides us. [ applause ] >> hillary clinton looking to heal a fractured party has bernie sanders. the uphill battle gets steeper and army of supporters remains loyal. >> sounds to me like you want more than establishment politics. you want real change. >> now it's time for voters and the attacks on one another and hillary. >> america is choosing. it's super tuesday in the northeast and the primary race is at a critical cross road
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right now. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer in the cnn election center. tonight, the five presidential candidates competing in five northeastern states like new york a week ago the terrain appears to be favorable for the front runners. counting down to the top of the hour when the polls will close in pennsylvania, maryland, delaware and rhode island and the first chance to project winners. donald trump is aiming for a sweep tonight to add to the widening lead in the fight for delegates. ted cruz and john kasich, they are trying to pick off as many delegates as possible hoping to guarantee a contested convention. 172 republican delegates, they are at stake on this super
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tuesday. that's 14% of the number needed to win the gop nomination. for the democrats, hillary clinton is hoping to win most, if not all of the contests tonight to take her closer to her party's nomination. bernie sanders has a shot at winning rhode island and expecting to pick up delegates in the other states, as well. 384 democratic delegates, they are on the line tonight. that's 60% of the total needed to clinch the democratic nomination. jake tapper, you have more. >> all the other states, five total going to the polls today. let's check in with sara murray, the trump campaign feeling confident and good. what are they doing when they are planning for what's next? will they do in the coming days. >> jake, tonight the trump campaign wants to prove not only can they win these states but they are not so bad at this
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delegate wrangling business. we should look to the results in pennsylvania as what they are hoping will be a signal of that. this is a state with corky delegate rules and the trump campaign hopes to out organize competitors there. they have been holding conference calls with delegates to make sure everyone knows what is going on. they put out an official slate and had ivonka and we're seeing a new level of discipline. trump advisors at the rnc last week and saw it out. committee members for some of the upcoming contests and meanwhile, back in the office, the delegate team is hunkering down for six hours working on this delegate selection. this is the new norm. this is the new norm of a discipline campaign laser focused on the delegate hunt, jake? >> sounds like the trump campaign realizing that the rnc rules are what they are and if
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they want to get the delegatede they have to abide by the rules. let's go to the commonwealth where we find jeff zeleny traveling with the clinton campaign and in front of the cameras, former secretary of state hillary clinton saying it's up to senator sanders to what he wants to do going forward but she's in the lead. what is she feeling behind the scenes? >>. >> jake, the clinton campaign is at the most confident. this may be the most confident election night. five states are taking place tonight. they are confident in at least four of them. they believe rhode island may be the weak leak. they are focussed so much on pennsylvania. it was a state so good to her eight years ago. she believes it will be again tonight and that has the biggest set of delegates. if you look back to what happened over a week's time. new york, big victory really restored her sense of energy and spirit and tonight they hope to turn the page beyond that but
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campaigning in indiana because this is a long fight ahead. indiana is next week and not as confident there. they believe a big victory tonight in pennsylvania, a strong delegate win in other states tonight will help advance this forward. they know this primary fight is not just suddenly going to end. they know will it go on until june in california but jake, they really believe tonight is the night they can turn the page. i'm told by one friend of secretary clinton she's growing annoyed at senator sanders and having to answer questions but she knows she has to do one thing and that's keep winning. jake? >> jeff zeleny, that's the best answer to the dilemma that is sanders as clinton sees it, keep winning and that problem will take care of itself at least according to the world according to clinton. >> absolutely. and, you know, she probably has very good reason to feel as confident as jeff is reporting that she is tonight because she should have by all accounts a very good night tonight and same goes for donald trump. the fact is, there is virtually
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no spin coming from the cruz campaign and the kasich campaign that they will do anything but really poorly. it's not lowering expectations. they actually mean it. they are expecting a very good night for donald trump. >> we are not going to be presenting information from the exit polls about the anticipated results until the polls are closed but while they are still open, we can look at what is on the minds and what is the mood of the voters who turned out to vote in the five states and for that let's turn to the political director david. what are the exit polls telling you? >> so we're taking a look at three of the states voting today. these are three states we have exit polls in, pennsylvania, connecticut and maryland, guys. we're looking at how republican voters are saying what they would do if indeed donald trump is the nominee. no matter who they are voting for today looking ahead, if donald trump emerged with the nomination, how would these republican voters behave. take a look at this. in pennsylvania if trump were to win the nomination, 56% of the
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republican primary voters today say they would definitely vote for him in november. 20% probably. 22% say they would not vote for him. take a look in connecticut. there you have a quarter of the republican voting today said would not vote for him if he's the nominee. 17% say probably and 57% say definitely vote for him. and in maryland, take a look at this, numbers are rather similar. 26% say they would not vote for him. 15% probably. 58% of those voters in the maryland republican primary say they would definitely vote for trump if indeed he is the nominee. while donald trump goes on with this potential contested convention or will he thwart, they are thinking hey, maybe i would support this guy. >> growing acceptance for a
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candidate until many republicans rejected until he was winning primaries a primaries and caucuses. put the 22 to 26% number in context. those are people that say they will not vote for donald trump. is that a lot or a little? >> roughly what we've been seeing where this question is asked about what would happen if donald trump was the nominee but jake, that is a number that in the heat -- remember, we're in the heat of primary battle. some of these voters were saying that are cruz and say sick supporters. as we move forward, that number will be a manageable number for a potential trump nominee to deal with for november. >> not good news for the never trump forces out there. >> it's not, and look, the bottom line is that the cruz campaign i talked to a source pointing to a story showing the majority of republicans say they don't support donald trump but these numbers and these
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important states don't bare that out and it wasn't that long ago we were looking at numbers talking about, stunned by about how many republicans said they were scared for a trump candidacy. how different these numbers are tonight. granted, these are going to probably be a pretty strong showing for donald trump but still, it does feel like things are shifting within the republican electret. >> one wonders if this is just a result of acceptance or the quote, unquote disciplined donald trump. >> we'll see how those numbers change. jeffrey lord is a trump supporter. does that give you encouragement? we are in the heat of this and as that dissipates and the lines are drawn between democrats and republicans, i would expect more and more republicans if donald trump is the nominee. >> i always expected this would happen when you get down to a race between donald trump and one other, in this case presumably hillary clinton, niece numbers will keep shifting
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because republicans are going to come home as it were and this happens all the time in races. i mean, i've gone back and taken a look. it is interesting. there was a stop kennedy campaign in 1960 and it failed and they came back to jfk. nixon in 1968 and jimmy carter in 1976 and ronald reagan in 1980. all failed eventually and they managed to get through the gate. >> anderson, can we buy him a t-shirt that says i told you so? just so horrible. like you're sitting here for months saying this is going to happen. we said would you please go away you silly man? now you're like a sage, i can't stand it. >> maybe i should jump out of the building tonight and go out. >> s.e. cupp is the whole trump movement essentially kneecap? >> as an organizing principle it probably lost a lot of steam but exists in theory. there is is still 60% of republicans who are not for
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trump and they are just betting, their only gain is to get to a contested convention. >> this never trump alliance between cruz and kasich is over before it began. >> if i may continue the football metaphor -- [ laughter ] >> -- swept through, i mean, they made a bunch of mistakes. they basically were about to blitz and announce it. i thought showed their hand and was really silly. also, i don't think john kasich was aware of the playbook. i don't think ted cruz and john kasich are really talking about the plays as much. >> if you start talking about deflated balls, i'm walking out. >> let's switch to baseball. a sacrifice bunt. very few politicians do because it means giving something up yourself, the pitcher bunts to get himself out to get somebody forward on the base pass. that was the strategy for about five minutes for john kasich and ted cruz. they can't do it. they can't. it's not in their nature to say oh, why don't you go and vote for my opponent?
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it was never going to work but feeds the trump narrative. trump has been saying from the beginning, they are colluding, it's rigged, the establishment has to get me. what do they do? prove him right. >> i think trump will get the 1237 before the convention. i do. that said, if we get to a convention and he hasn't got it, he's in real trouble. he knows that. that's why he is taking the delegate fight seriously when it really wasn't something he considered in months prior. trump is disadvantaged by the system and trying to make sure that doesn't happen. cruz and kasich are trying to make sure it does. >> tonight should be a very, very good night for donald trump. >> absolutely. >> all these -- >> go ahead. >> one thing. ted cruz -- this is how brilliant trump has been. this is how well has he done. ted cruz now looks like an
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establishment figure. how do you pull that off? i mean, ted cruz six months ago was, you know, hated by each and all and now literally people who said that, you know, taking poison are claiming as the last hope and losing because cruz is to establishment. >> we are counting down to the top of the hour in the first results of the night. donald trump says magic number of 1237 is within his reach but will the new cruz, kasich alliance stand in his way or has it completely already dissipa d dissipated? much more of the coverage ahead.
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only 41 minutes left for people to go and vote in the five states in pennsylvania, maryland, delaware, connecticut and rhode island. the stakes very high for everyone, especially tonight john king over at the magic wall, very high for donald trump, if he's going to be able to secure enough delegates to win the republican nomination on the first round. >> you keep hearing ted cruz say he can't do it. after tonight, we'll have a much better sense. here is where we start the night. donald trump 847 in the count. watch this number tonight. we expect donald trump to win all five.
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the question is how big are those victories? how many delegate s can cruz an kasich take away. >>? he could add more than 100 delegates tonight. watch how close. 955. watch how close he is. is he above 950? can he get closer to 960? might seem like a hand full but matters a lot. if donald trump gets here, let's first from may on, right, we get through april tonight and 502 republican delegates left in the contest through may and june. what would donald trump have to do? let's make this go away and play the board in this scenario. we assigned the states for the sake of argument to begin with, we assume the cruz, kasich alliance works. in this scenario, cruz wins indiana. kasich wins new mexico and oregon. we'll say donald trump wins it and wins it big at the end. this would be getting 70% of the delegates. if that happened and cruz kasich
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alliance helps, it can negotiate with 20 more delegates and get to the magic number. but, remember, donald trump is leading in the polls in indiana right now. so let's say the cruz, kasich alliance collapses. donald trump wins indiana and this scenario, 1228 again, that does not include the unpledged delegates in pennsylvania. trump wins big enough, he can go back to most of those and get over the finish line. still, he also thinks he can win new mexico. so let's assume and we're doing this to proportionally. he's at 1232. if he could win oregon, you could that game over. 1238. these are scenarios, doing hypothetical margins to prove the point if he has a big win tonight and gets above 950, can he get to 1237 by june 7th? not impossible. hard but not impossible in the end of next week would be critical to that. cruise says it's the fire wall. big night tonight. into indiana 1237 is more than
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possible. >> still 150 unbound. that's a cushion potentially. >> that cushion is usually important. if they get over 1200 it's over and they can negotiate with the rest and over 1175 they can probably get there. inside the trump campaign, they would like to get to 1237 and they want above 1200. if they can do that, the margin in pennsylvania tonight effects any negotiations with the 54 but tonight, the margins tonight are critical to donald trump's odds of getting -- >> big night for trump tonight. anderson, over to you. >> amid reports of the trump campaign between advisors, question tonight one thing to watch for at home is which donald trump shows up and any victory speeches he may make tonight. michael smerconish, last week on this night -- >> eight minutes. >> for eight minutes there was a donald trump that a lot of people refer to as presidential. >> right. >> sort of controlled in his message, called senator cruz, senator cruz not lying ted.
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governor kasich. >> that didn't last long. >> didn't last long. >> and moving forward. >> really shifting here. >> yes. >> i think tonight we get the free bird version. not sure. i don't think it will be a three minute version. i think it will be longer than that. i want to follow up on something said about pennsylvania. i'm a pennsylvanian and i voted today. jeffrey is a pennsylvanian and voted today. so strange, anderson because i walked in and i voted for delegate. i had done my due diligence but for most voters on the republican side, you are picking delegates who will not be bound and you have no idea -- >> right, on the democratic side for viewers that don't know, it says who the dell gegates are supporting. >> says absolutely nothing and there are internet-based guides that provided some level of information but how reliable they are you don't know. it doesn't matter what a person says today because tomorrow they can change their mind. here is the take away. if he gets close as john king has just been forecasting, those 54 pennsylvania delegates are
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there for him to negotiate with. i spoke to randy evans who is a republican national committee on the rules committee and drilled into the idea that really trump just needs to surpass 1100 and when he gets close, there will be people there to make a deal -- >> let me ask you a question, if he blows out pennsylvania today, doesn't that put enormous pressure on the delegates -- >> i have to tell you something. in my area four running for three spots. one of them was a woman with whom i spoke. had her on my program saturday. she's for ted cruz on how many ballots? as many as ted cruz will be on that ballot. there are many for donald trump by the way who regardless of the way their congressional district votes are saying i am voting for this particular person. i respect that. but the voters don't know unless they really investigate. >> it's a crazy -- it's honestly a crazy system and we showed this earlier. let me show you again. trump is organizing in the state. if you're republican and you go in, you want to know in your district who are the trump
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delegates. they have a list for you. here is the list. otherwise, you have no idea unless you've done your due diligence and a lot of people don't have time. they are busy people. they go in and have no idea who they're voting for. >> why is the system like this in pennsylvania on the republican side. >> we're crazy. >> obviously. >> i just -- there is a move already, hello, a little late now but to change the system. >> right. >> i for one would like to see it like the democratic party where says anderson cooper says the name of the candidate. that makes the most sense. >> makes sense. >> if you want to elect them individually, that's fine, great -- >> there is a theory it makes us king makers if pennsylvanians could stick together the 54 could be a king maker for donald tump or could pick, could
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demand a particular vice presidential candidate. >> you ought to run the risk of enraging voters that feel like bit players in the process. >> i think the discussion of the ins and outs of delegate process really has made donald trump the king because he's the one who points to this and says this system is so wacky and rigged and i think voters are really -- >> he's playing it. >> he's playing it. >> but also -- >> very smart thing because if he doesn't for some reason get to 1237, he is so painted this as a corrupt and rigged system and that it creates enormous problems for the republicans. >> that's why tonight is so important and we might not learn exactly tonight but we'll learn eventually whether the new trump organization got their stuff together in time enough for pennsylvania. odd that you would try and use pennsylvania, which is this very weird system as your first go at like a new organization because it's so complicated, but those slates that gloria was talking about in past primaries, the
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trump campaign has gotten some of those names wrong. they have misassigned certain delegates to really, really dig organiz organized. we'll learn tonight in pennsylvania whether the new trump organization has gotten it together in time for this very -- >> we won't even know about these delegates tonight because some of them won't say who they are supporting. >> it's even more than that. so i received a text alert on the way here from the cruz campaign alerting me as a pennsylvania voter here are those for whom you should vote. i took a look at my congressional district, one is a woman that said i'll wed myself to the way the district goes in contradiction to what they are saying. >> primary voting in five states nearing an end with hillary clinton. will she gain enough declaring the race effectively over. standing by for our first chance for the projected winners. stay with us. ) ♪ ♪ uh oh. what's up? ♪
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welcome back. we're now less than half an hour away from the polls closing in
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five presidential primaries. we're standing by for the first results from pennsylvania, maryland, delaware, connecticut and rhode island, all five presidential candidates in this race, they know that time is running out to add to their delegate counts as this primary season starts winding down. after tonight, each party is only ten states left on its calendar of contests in the weeks ahead extending into early june. let's go over to john king at the magic wall and talk about the democrats right now. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, both trying to get to that magic number, as well. >> and she believes secretary clinton does, wolf, tonight is an exclamation point after the big win in new york, senator sanders good race. why does secretary clinton think that? 253 lead for secretary clinton over sanders in pledged delegates. these are pledged right now. she believes she could sweep tonight. for the sake of argument say that secretary clinton wins, let me stretch out four of the five.
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sanders wins ro s rhode island, maryland and delaware. the margins are important because she wants to stretch the lead proportional democratic rules. if that happens, she could be somewhere from 253 to start the night out into the 280 range. maybe as high as 290, closing in on 300. at that point, she believes the math is overwhelming for senator sanders. you mention we're beginning to get near the end of the road. after tonight, 1,016 delegates left in the democratic contest to run. secretary clinton believes if she can get above 280 or close to 300 when you project this out, secretary clinton wins the big win including california by 55, 45 this is the projection they get close to 2200, maybe more. this is pledged delegates, still short of the line. this is where the sanders people get upset but at this point, kick in the superdelegates she has 502 pledged public
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superdelegates who said they are for hillary clinton. senator sanders has 42. more than enough. way more than enough to get her across the finish line if they split the contest 55-45 after tonight. that's factoring in clinton winning in california. so if you look at it from the clinton campaign perspective, win four out of five tonight, five out of five tonight. run out the delegate count, they believe the message will be in the pledged delegate math, you cannot catch us. no realistic chance to win 80, 20 in the remaining contest. they don't expect them to get out but if things go the way they think they will go, senator sanders dials back the rhetoric because in the end it will look something like this. >> less than half an hour before the top of the hour we'll be able to presumably make predicts. >> paul, is that something you expect? >> no, very little evidence of it. it hasn't worked. they do what works and don't do
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what fails and as senator sanders has walked away from what made him this electrifying phenomenon, nobody really saw it coming, which was a very positive campaign but really focused on income inequality and the issues that matter to him and followers and as he's turned in the debate he had in brooklyn into the personal attacks, you know, i guess it feels good when you're in that two and fro but hasn't advanced. i doubt it will befelwill be ef tonight. >> supporters aren't saying these are personal attacks, these are based on issues. >> i see it somewhat differently. i do think that for bernie for his supporters, this core belief that the system has been corrupted by big money and that is not just income inequality but corruption of the system that allows them for them a two-part argument. for hillary clinton to take so much money for them, it's not
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personal. i mean, i think they see it -- >> he's basically saying she's been bought. she, not the system. by the way, she was not corrupted when he was taking $10,000 from hillary clinton's pac. that's the argument he's making. >> let me tell you are i agree and disagree. he slips off the road and you are right. there are many times he said stuff that sounds like basically you are on the take or artful smear. there is something wrong with her in particular but a lot of times when you see the hillary clinton people getting upset, they are getting upset about the fact he's raising stuff at all and i do think that it's fear to point out for a long time democrats said we got big money because if we don't, the kochs will kill us. he's not taking the money and he's competitive. >> he has become more costic as time has come and that's natural. here is the thing. the only thing people like worse
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than a sore loser is a sore winner. what has to happen after today is the clinton campaign has -- they have to figure out a way to build a bridge for the sanders people to walk across. >> i think that's true. >> and reports she's irritated and so on, that's not helpful. >> but that's just a report. she ran a new ad where she says we need more love and kindness. this is something she said before trying to tone it down between the acre mo the acura m >> is that what you mean when you talk about building a bridge? >> i think they need to begin quiet conversations about elements of bernie sanders program that she can embrace and incorporate into her platform and campaign finance. paul talked about campaign fie innocence reform is a big piece of that. i just, you know, you have to find a way to give the guy who lost a plausible way to come across. i think at the end of the day
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the biggest organizer for hillary clinton would be donald trump. and that a lot of these sanders supporters as disgruntled as they may be right now and the polling suggestions they are not nearly as disgruntled -- >> we saw exit polls saying it seems like a smaller and smaller amount of democrats are opposed to donald trump if he's the nominee. >> republicans. >> essentially the same thing. >> numbers are far better on the democrat -- >> democrats have always been happier during this race and the other can accept the candidate. i think and maybe i'm wrong, paul, but i think clinton has become less and less of the prime antagonist in bernie sanders' speeches over the last week or so. i could be wrong here. i do think they are trying to work it out in the campaign. i think there is differences inside the campaign and with the candidates himself. i think what sanders is trying to do maybe and artfully but
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draw contrast between the candidates without attacking her in a personal sense the way we saw today. >> the test is if he drops the attacks that were sort of sarcastic about her speeches. >> exactly. >> some of the more personal attacks and sticks to differences on issues. that's a different -- >> of all accounts, the campaign is going to have discussions about this after tonight. they see this as a milestone and feel they will do well in rhode island. this is in the works. >> we are nearing 8:00 p.m. on the east coast. 22 minutes until it turns to 8:00 when the polls close holding primaries tonight. we expect to project some of the winners very soon. stand by for that and we'll be standing by for reaction from donald trump and hillary clinton. that is all coming up.
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at least 17 minutes away. presidential primaries, pennsylvania, maryland, delaware, connecticut and rhode island all important states.
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let's go to the mid atlantic states, john king. talk about the significance of what we're about to see in the next few minutes. >> the front runners are hoping for big nights and let's start with pennsylvania, the biggest prize if you come down the mid atlantic states. donald trump has proven he can win in the suburbs and pushed marco rubio by beating him in places like virginia and suburbs. how does donald trump do down here? how about in the suburbs? does he sell the trade message here. how big is the margin? the statewide winner on the republican side gets 17 delegates. that small. 52 uncommitted but having district by district races for those. what donald trump is hoping for is big margin. a big margin in the state so that he can go back to the delegates and get them. remember the history here, wolf. i want to go to the 2000 race. this state has not mattered. winning hugely but in 2008, pennsylvania was hillary clinton's gateway into may. she was behind senator obama at this point but a big win in
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pennsylvania allowed her to continue her campaign into may. she's hoping tonight by winning down here, see the light blue, that's obama, he won in the african american community in phil 'til and some of the close suburbs. she won in the white working class areas but hoping to keep sanders to take obama support in the inner city area here and suburbs and deny bernie sanders the same ticket out of april into the midwest, indiana or beyond. pennsylvania is the one people are watching most. let's come down to maryland, stay on the democrats, senator obama won huge. african americans in baltimore or out here in the prince george's county suburbs of washington. look at the margin, 80% and winning affluent say bu-- >> what about republicans. >> for republicans, i was on the eastern shore. saw a lot of trump out here. i'll show you the house races in maryland. there this is a republican house
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district. this is a democratic district now but it has been a republican district over the years. watch cruz. can cruz get anything out here in the western part or the state and eastern shore and cut into donald trump's delegate hall tonight? critical for the republicans even if he gets one or two, three or four in march ryland a elsewhere. so we'll watch where that support comes in and lastly, come back to the 2016 map and delaware for republicans, looks like trump country. can kasich pick up something? campaign had a hope to get delegates and democrats back to the 2008 map, again, african american base up in wilmingtmin and hillary clinton hoping for a big win to get big margins here and maryland and healthy win in pennsylvania to stretch the delegate count. >> delaware on the republican side is a winner take all. >> winner take all. >> that could be significant. let's go to jake and dana. the whole notion of what is going on in the democratic side,
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dana and jake, you're getting new information coming in, as well. >> that's right. we've been talking about the 22 to 26% of republicans, according to exit polls in three states who said that they would not vote for donald trump come november. i'm wondering what the numbers are like for bernie sanders and hillary clinton when it comes to democrats. let's bring in our political director. david, you have exit poll information about that exactly. >> that's right. jake. it's a little bit better for hillary clinton and bernie sanders. take a look here in pennsylvania we'll start with. if hillary clinton was the democratic nominee, 16% of the democrats voting today in the primary there say they would not vote for her. 20% probably would vote for her. 63% definitedefinitely. let's look at bernie sanders, pennsylvania 21% of democrats would not vote for him if he was the nominee. 22% probably. 55% definitely vote for him. in connecticut, we have similar results. 17% would not vote for hillary
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clinton. 21% probably. 61% definitely vote for her and bernie sanders in connecticut again similar numbers, 15% would note vote for him. 21% would probably vote for him and 62% definitely. remember, jake, those are voter whose are voting for either one of them. these are democratic primary voters being asked about each one and you look at these results and see yeah, they may -- either one of them would have work to do to bring the party on board but not that much work and as we've been saying, that work tends to be the work of the summer for nominees before the general election begins in earnest. >> thanks so much. dana, the truth of the matter is that whether we're talking about these numbers for clinton or sanders among democrats or republican numbers, 22 to 26% for trump, people are feeling passionate right now. >> absolutely. >> people saying no, never trump, never bernie, never
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hillary. >> that's right. hillary clinton made the point this week there was a time, even maybe at this point in the 2008 democratic primary where people didn't think the hillary clinton people would go to obama and did. one thing quick -- never mind. >> ted cruz is speaking right now in indiana. let's take a listen. >> to chad and clay and mike, i want to thank you for being here. thank your for your strong leadership. thank you for everyone coming together on a terrific evening here in the hoosiers state. you know, tonight donald trump is expected to have a good night. >> boo! boo! >> donald trump is likely to win some states and the media is going to have heart palpatations this evening. they will be excited at
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departme donald trump's victories and the media will say the race is over. >> boo! no! >> the media is going to say donald trump is the republican nominee. >> boo! boo! >> now, if you find yourself wondering why the media is so eager to have donald as the republican nominee, you don't have to look any further than today's usa today front page. 40% of gop doubt they would vote for trump. 40%. now i want you to think for a second. the network executives are they democrats or are they republicans? every one of them are ready for hillary. and donald trump is the one man
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on earth hillary clinton can beat in a general election. and so the media has told us the candidates they're both going to be new york liberals, but i've got good news for you, tonight this campaign moves back to more favorable terrain. [cheers and applause] tonight, this campaign moves back to indiana and -- [cheers and applause] -- and nebraska and north dakota and montana and washington and california. now, the media want to say
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everything is decided and the question is can the state of indiana stop the media's chosen republican candidate? [cheers and applause] well, as you all know, we're here on the hikory baseball court and bruce who travels with me -- bruce, i want to ask you something. do you have a tape measurer with you? tell me something, how tall is that basketball rim? ten feet. you know, the amazing thing is that basketball rim here in indiana, it's the same height as it is in new york city and every other place in this country. and there is nothing that the
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hoosiers cannot do. [cheers and applause] now, there's been a lot of media speculation lately about advivi presidential vetting and i have an announcement to make, a major announcement, hillary clinton has decided on her vice presidential nominee. hillary has picked donald trump. [cheers and applause] now, it's important to note hillary had a very careful vetting process that went into this. she wanted someone who shared her vision of the federal government. you know, donald trump did recently a town hall and he was asked name of the top functions of the federal government. he said security and then he
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said health care, education and housing. [ boos ] >> funny, if you asked hillary she would say the same thing. if you ask bernie, bernie would say wow, that's aggressive. you don't only want socialized medicine, you also want to put the federal government in charge of all education, common core. according to donald that's the core responsibility of the federal government. and housing? how many people are ready for the federal government to take over the housing market? [ boos ] >> and donald and hillary are flip sides of the same coin. hillary clinton has made millions of dollars selling power and influence in washington and donald trump has made billions of dollars buying
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politicians like hillary clinton. [ applause ] >> all right. ted cruz talking to his supporters in indiana setting a table as it were presenting the facts as he sees them that the media is eager to call the race in favor of donald trump because if i followed this conspiracy theory correctly we want hillary clinton to beat donald trump, i think. >> have you noticed that there is a direct correlation between how poorly a candidate, any candidate does on any given night and how much it's the media's fault and the media are the conspiracy to help the other candidate whomever his or her opponent is. it's just the way it is. >> no mention of the thousand of voters in the republican primaries in five states and going to the polls and voting for either trump or cruz or kasich. >> i do have a new reporting tonight about you mentioned the vice presidential vetting
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process, some reporting tonight that his campaign, according to a source familiar with the process, has narrowed down who he would pick as a running mate including carly fiorina, but they've asked for their tax returns and she's among those who have agreed to give the cruz campaign their tax returns. why do we know this? i think the biggest reason is they want to kind of put forward this air of possibility that he still somebody who can be the nominee and he's not gone from this race by any stretch. >> cruz hoping for a game changer, the idea of him and a running mate possibly being that is an idea they're throwing out there. wolf. >> thank you. we're closing in on the top of the hour and the end of voting in five states. that's when we'll get the first results. we may be able to project winners. stand by.
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we're also standing by to find out if donald trump can pull off important new victories over ted cruz and -- that's the most of any contest tonight. the state has a unique gop primary system. tonight's winner in pennsylvania will get 17 delegates. the remaining 54 delegates are unbound meaning they don't have to vote for any particular candidate so they could be wild cards crucial in deciding who becomes the nominee at the convention. it's less complicated for the democrats. they have 189 delegates on the line in nnsylvania. that's the biggest prize once again of the night. those delegates are awarded proportionately. hillary clinton is hoping to win a large piece of that prize. if she wins pennsylvania and bernie sanders expects to add to his all important delegate count. let's go over to john king at
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the magic wall as we await the top of the hour. we'll see if we can make prom projections at the top of the hour. you're looking closely at pennsylvania. >> every delegate counts and if you're bernie sanders you're looking for a win and you're hoping it comes in connecticut or rhode island. just as you watch this play out i'm going to go to 2012 to show our -- 2014. both of these states are predominantly democratic states. so what are we looking for in the presidential race tonight? this is about delegates. can john kasich who picked up a few in new york last week, can he pick up delegates anywhere tonight? can they do anything to stop trump's momentum or is it a walk in new england. this is an area that favors the front-runner on the republican side and this is an area that favors the front-runner hillary
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clinton. so we're going to watch these two smaller states. donald trump can take them all and this on the democratic side is bernie sanders best hope. blue collar state, open primary. of all five tonight this is the only open primary meaning independent voters can cross on the democratic side. bernie sanders is hoping at least to get one win tonight and rhode island is his best state. it happens to be a very small basket when it comes to delegates. we come over to connecticut. interesting bernie sanders has spent a lot of time railing against wall street. a lot of people who work on wall street live in this part of the state, but if you go back to 2008, pretty close state connecticut was. then senator obama beating secretary clinton and then go to rhode island and hillary clinton won with blue collar workers here and bernie sanders is hoping to flip the map. the bigger prize is down here in
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the mid-atlantic. hillary clinton is hoping pennsylvania is kind to her again and she's hoping for a win in this ballpark. she hopes it's big because this should be a state if you think of bernie sanders' message, trade deals. both bernie sanders and donald trump go to cities and tell voters who had manufacturing and steel mill jobs you have been -- trade deals have not been good for you. both trump and sanders have sold that message. clinton wants a big win here and so does donald trump on the republican side and donald trump is hoping this is john mccain in 2008 and this is mitt romney in 2012 and donald trump is hoping it fills in like this so not only does he get the 17 statewide delegates that go to the winner tonight, but he can go to them and say i have a powerful win in your state tonight and i need your votes when it comes to cleveland.
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donald trump and hillary clinton favored in both of those states looking to not only win, but to win big to add to their maps. >> five states and five major contests. we are ready to make some major projections. polls are closed and cnn projects donald trump will win the pennsylvania republican presidential primary, a big win for donald trump tonight. cnn also projects that donald trump is the winner in maryland. he wins the republican presidential primary in maryland. cnn also projects another win for donald trump in connecticut. he will win the republican presidential primary. on the democratic side we have a projection as well. cnn projects hillary clinton is the winner in maryland. she wins the maryland democratic presidential primary. right now we have some key race alerts at the same time. look at this. in pennsylvania and connecticut we have exit polls but we cannot make projections, too early to


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