Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Win Washington Primaries

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won Washington state's presidential primaries Tuesday, although only Trump gained delegates. Washington ignores its Democratic primary results, instead allocating delegates through a Democratic caucus, which Bernie Sanders won in March. Sanders has fared well nationally in caucuses, which generally favor candidates with a more passionate base. Clinton still holds a comfortable lead in overall delegates. Trump on Tuesday had 76% of the Republican votes with 68% of precincts reporting, according to CNN. Though he is now running unopposed, Washington ballots were mailed out weeks ago with Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Ben Carson's names still listed. Trump's win gives him 44 more delegates, putting him just four away from clinching the Republican nomination, which he is in line to do in primaries scheduled for June 7.

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