Ted Cruz has easily won the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary, dealing a blow to front-runner Donald Trump’s hopes of accumulating enough delegates for the party’s nomination.
Cruz’s double-digit win over Trump on Tuesday was a breakthrough for Republican Party forces battling to blockTrump, and it raised the prospect of a prolonged nomination fight that could last to the July convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
Bernie Sanders, Democratic presidential contender, also won in Wisconsin, gaining momentum in his fight against front-runner Hillary Clinton and shrinking her commanding lead in delegates.
Trump entered the night with 737 convention delegates to Cruz’s 481, leaving him 500 delegates short of the 1,237 needed to become the party’s nominee in the November 8 election.
But Cruz said the party was beginning to rally to his campaign and he was cutting Trump’s lead, although he acknowledged the growing possibility the fight could go all the way to the convention. Read more