DONALD TRUMP WINS INDIANA AND ALL BUT RAPS UP THE GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION …
With 81% of the vote counted, Trump leads with 53%, Cruz was a distant second with 37% and Kasich third with 8%. It appears that Trump will win all 57 delegates in Indiana.
Donald Trump virtually clinched the Republican nomination for president Tuesday night, a stunning victory for the brash billionaire who was considered more a celebrity curiosity than a serious candidate when he entered the race less than a year ago. He soundly defeated Ted Cruz, his last real rival, in the Indiana primary and the Texas senator quickly dropped out.
“Thank you Indiana, we were just projected to be the winner,” said Trump, still highly controversial in his own party but a long shot no more.
Trump still must win about 200 more delegates to clinch the nomination. But his victory in Indiana — where he picked up at least 45 of the state’s 57 delegates — made it all but impossible for Cruz to block him from doing so.