Indiana Holds Next Big Primary Today
By Mike Perleberg
Donald Trump looks to earn more delegates in the race for the Republican presidential nomination when Indiana holds its primary election Tuesday, May 3. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr.
(Undated) – Tuesday is presidential primary day in Indiana.
Indiana is a winner-take-all state for Republicans with 57 delegates available. The Democrats will go after 92 delegates in their proportional race.
Republican hopeful Ted Cruz says his campaign can win Indiana if they continue to stand as one.
“If we continue to unite the nation, we will win the general election, we will beat Hillary Clinton, and we will turn this great nation around,” Cruz said on the Hoosier campaign trail Monday.
It could be the last chance for Cruz to slow frontrunner Donald Trump’s momentum. The New York billionaire has won six straight primaries.
Campaigning in South Bend last night, the GOP presidential frontrunner hounded his closest rival, saying Cruz doesn’t have the temperament to stay in the race. Trump argued that the Texas senator is “choking like a dog” and that voters in the Hoosier state need to “put him away.”
“If we win in Indiana, it’s over with folks. It’s over with and then we focus on Hillary Clinton,” Trump told supporters.
At a rally in Evansville, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders said he believes if more voters come out to vote, he could win over rival Hillary Clinton.
The race is much closer on the Democratic side with frontrunner Clinton leading Sanders by a 50-to-46-percent margin in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Indiana’s polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. Eagle Country 99.3 will have live, local election returns starting at 7:00 p.m. and published on our Indiana votes 2016 page.