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US poll 2016: Single horse Donald Trump wins Nebraska primary race


Washinton, May 11: Sole Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won the Nebraska primary on Tuesday (May 10), inching closer to the magic figure of 1,237 to clinch the presidential nomination.

Trump gathered 61 per cent votes, more than the combined the totals of Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson, all of who have left the fray but their names still figure on the ballot.

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Trump, a real-estate mogul, has won 30 primaries or caucuses now and will now work on getting support for fundraising from the Republicans in Washington. [Trump, Sanders win West Virginia]

He will meet House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans in the Capital Holl, in the run-up to the general election on November 8.

Trump has now 1,107 delegates, needing another 130 to secure his nomination before the Republican Party's nominating convention in July.

He became the sole runner in the race after his last two rivals---Cruz and Kasich-called off their campaign on May 3 and 4, respectively, after the former won it big in the Indiana parimary.

Nebraska also technically held a Democratic primary, in which front-runner Hillary Clinton was leading by 60 to 39 per cent against Bernie Sanders, with 29 per cent of the precincts reporting.

In March, Sanders won the Nebraska caucus. He was awarded 15 pledged delegates while Clinton got 10 pledged delegates and the support of three superdelegates.

On Tuesday, Sanders also bagged the West Virginia primary.

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