UPDATE: Clinton wins Arizona

UPDATE: Clinton wins Arizona

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hillary Clinton has padded her delegate lead after a win in the Arizona Democratic presidential primary.

With 75 delegates at stake, Arizona is the biggest prize of the night in the Democratic race.

Clinton stands to gain more than half of those delegates – at least 40, compared to at least 16 for rival Bernie Sanders.

That means she will add to her delegate lead of more than 300. She now has 1,203 to Sanders’ 860.

When including superdelegates, or party officials who can back any candidate, Clinton’s overall lead is even wider – 1,670 to Sanders’ 886. It takes 2,383 to win.

Also voting this evening are Idaho and Utah, with a combined 56 delegates at stake.


UPDATE: Trump wins Arizona GOP primary

Donald Trump has rolled to a victory in the Arizona Republican primary, capitalizing on his anti-immigration stance – a position that’s long been popular with GOP voters in the state.

With the win, Trump takes all of the state’s 58 delegates to the Republican National Convention.

The billionaire businessman made three trips to Arizona and had the support of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Gov. Jan Brewer – a pair of politicians best known for leading immigration crackdowns.

Trump defeated Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who toured the U.S.-Mexico border over the weekend in a last-minute push for votes.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich did not campaign in Arizona.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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