Narrow victories for Trump, Clinton in Missouri

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won the Republican and Democratic primaries in Missouri, it was announced Tuesday, nearly one month after the ballots were cast. 

40.9% of Missourians voted for Trump, winning over rival Senator Ted Cruz (R – TX)'s 40.7%. The difference: a mere 1,965 votes. 

Clinton won over rival Senator Bernie Sanders (D – VT) by the same margin, with 49.6% of voters choosing the former Secretary of State, versus 49.4% for Sanders; that difference constitutes just 1,574 votes. 

939,000 Missouri residents voted in the Republican primaries; 629,000 voted in the Democratic primaries. 

Each candidate will win 34 delegates as the result of the vote, Politico reports – but with "superdelegates," Clinton will now have 46. 

The Associated Press has not yet officially declared a victory for Trump, ABC News reports, due to the possibility of Cruz asking for a recount. Under Missouri law, candidates who lose by less than one-half of a percentage point may request a recount at the state's expense within 7 days. 

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210769

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