Residents in five states and the Northern Mariana Islands voted Tuesday, March 15, 2016, as the remaining presidential candidates looked to pick up delegates. Here’s what you need to know about the results.
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The primary day offered fewer delegates than Super Tuesday, but strong voter turnout was reported in the five state primaries. Long lines and extended poll times were seen in Illinois and Ohio.
After a disappointing loss in his home state of Florida, Sen. Marco Rubio suspended his campaign Tuesday night. At a rally in Miami, Rubio told his supporters the country is “in the middle of a political storm, a real tsunami.”
Gov. John Kasich’s Ohio win over Donald Trump kept his presidential bid alive. Kasich trails in the delegate count but the win energized his campaign.
Hillary Clinton racked up wins on Tuesday and continued her dominance in the South. Her wins put her in a strong position for the nomination.
Donald Trump continued his strong performance, including a key victory in Florida, which led to Rubio’s departure from the campaign. Trump added to his delegate count, making it even harder for other GOP candidates to catch him.