Trump Wins Northern Mariana Islands Caucus

 

 

Donald Trump has won the Republican caucus in the Northern Mariana Islands, picking up nine pledged delegates, according to the local GOP.

Trump won 73 percent of the total 471 votes cast in the remote U.S. territory on Tuesday, followed by Ted Cruz, with 24 percent; John Kasich, at .02 percent; and Marco Rubio, at .01 percent.

Jason Osborne, the executive director of the Northern Mariana Islands Republican Party, shared results of the winner-take-all caucus early Tuesday morning on Twitter and Facebook.

Five states will hold voting on Tuesday, with 99 Republican delegates up for grabs in Florida, 69 in Illinois, 52 in Missouri, 72 in North Carolina and 66 in Ohio in the race to 1,237 for the nomination. Like the islands, Florida and Ohio award all of their GOP delegates to the winning candidate.

Ralph Torres, the governor of the Northern Mariana Islands, threw his support behind Trump ahead of the caucus.

 

First reported By Jesse Byrnes at The Hill