Donald Trump added another big victory to his race for the Republican nomination, crushing Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] and Gov. John Kasich in Oregon’s primary Tuesday night.
With about two-thirds vote counted early Wednesday morning, Trump received the support of 66.7 percent of voters, while Kasich came in second with 16.8 percent and Cruz was right behind with 16.4 percent.
Oregon’s 28 delegates are awarded on a purely proportional basis, and Trump will likely win about 19 delegates.
Because all of Trump’s opponents suspended their campaigns, his win was no surprise, and further cements his delegate lead in the Republican nomination race. The presumptive nominee will not be able to clinch a majority of pledged delegates until June 7, the final day of the primary season, when California and four other states will finally hold their votes.
Trump’s strong finish is further proof that most of the GOP is lining up behind the business mogul, despite the continued efforts of some Republican lawmakers to set up a possible third-party run. His victory was less decisive than last week’s West Virginia primary, but it was stronger than his showing in Nebraska, even though Oregon uses a mail-in voting system — meaning some ballots were submitted before Trump’s opponents dropped out. (RELATED: Anti-Trump Activists Still Searching For Third-Party Candidate)
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