On Tuesday night, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders defeated the Republican front-runner Donald Trump and the Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, respectively, in the Wisconsin primaries. The next state under the eye of candidates is New York, where primaries will be held on April 19.
The Republican primaries were dominated by Sen. Ted Cruz, who got 20 percent more votes than Donald Trump. The former has obtained 48.2 percent of votes, followed by Trump with 35.1 percent, and Governor John Kasich with 14.1 percent, said the Associated Press on Tuesday night.
“Tonight is a turning point. The national political terrain began to change two weeks ago” Cruz said. “The American people expect more from us than cries of indignation and attack. We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future.”
Front-runner Republican Donald Trump did not carry out any news conference on Tuesday. According to the Washington Post, he has returned to New York along with his family. However, Trump’s campaign has published a statement saying that Cruz’s victory came due to a party’s establishment, and the influence of conservative talk-radio hosts.
The statement added that Senator Cruz was “a trojan horse” of the party bosses, who are using him to steal the nomination of Donald Trump. On the other hand, Sen. Cruz paraphrased words of Churchill on Tuesday, untying bustling reactions in the social media, of people saying that his declarations were out of context.
Sanders has won 7 out of 8 of the last caucuses and primaries
As the Democratic candidates enter into the second half of the campaign, Sen. Sanders achieved a new victory on Tuesday, leading with 57 percent of votes, followed by the former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who obtained 43 percent of the vote.
Wisconsin has a significant segment of young voters, who are mostly attracted by Mr. Bernie Sanders, according to polls. Almost 22 percent of registered voters are 34 years old or younger, as the state records report.
Sanders said in a statement to voters on Tuesday night, that the corporate media and political establishment counts with him, at the same time that he continues to win states “by large margins”.
That said, he has won 7 of the last 8 caucuses and primaries in the country. If the same tendency continues over the next states, Sanders could “shock them all and win the nomination”, he added, according to Vice.
Congrats to @BernieSanders on winning Wisconsin. To all the voters and volunteers who poured your hearts into this campaign: Forward! -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 6, 2016
New York, where Sanders was born and where Clinton served as a Senator, is now under the eye of presidential candidates, who are heading to the second half of the campaign. The primaries in the state will be held on April 19.
“Momentum is starting this campaign 11 months ago and the media determining that we were a ‘fringe’ candidacy. Do not tell Secretary Clinton — she’s getting a little nervous. But I believe we’ve got an excellent chance to win New York and a lot of delegates in that state.” Said Sanders to supporters, according to the New York Times.
Source: Washington Post