US Prez poll 2016: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton clinch Arizona
Washington, March 23: Republican and Democratic front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, respectively, kept up their good show in the race for nomination on Tuesday (March 22) by winning the westen state of Arizona primary by a big margin.
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While Trump defeated Ted Cruz and John Kasich, taking all 58 delegates that were up for the grabs in Arizona, Clinton also trounced Bernie Sanders by taking 40 delegates against the latter's 16. [Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton in Utah]
While the Republicans also locked horns in the state of Utah where Cruz was aiming to capture more than 50 per cent of votes to claim all 40 delegates to check Trump's march, but Trump's one-sided victory in Arizona will now balance it out.
"Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who are working so hard for our campaign. You’re knocking down barriers." —Hillary in WA— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 23, 2016
The Democrats on the othe hand, were also voting in the Utah and Idaho caucuses during the day. The results were yet to come out.
Afte her victory, Clinton, a former US secretary of state, took up the Brussels terror attack issue in her speech and targeted Trump and Cruz instead of Sanders. She said the last thing America needs are leaders who "incite more fear". She said this is the time for America "to lead, not cower".
Trump and Cruz criticised the Brussels terror attack but their tone was more xenophobic as they targeted the Muslims.