Trump began the big day of voting with a win in the U.S. commonwealth's GOP caucuses. He took 73 percent of the vote (343 votes out of just 471 cast), which will give Trump all nine available delegates. Cruz was second with 113 votes, while Kasich got 10 votes and Rubio took just 5.What's up in the Northern Mariana Islands? Why are they for Trump? I don't know but the polls in Ohio (and North Carolina) close in less than 15 minutes.
UPDATE 1: Trump and Hillary win Florida — CNN has called it.
UPDATE 2: Poor Rubio! He loses no time coming out, and dropping out. His speech is awful, pretending that he chose the high road, and there was an easier way that would have worked. Not believable.
UPDATE 3: Looks like Clinton will win all 5. Trump will win 4 of 5. Kasich gets his state.
UPDATE 4: From Rush Limbaugh's show today:
So this probably suffices as an opinion or thought shared by many in the establishment, and that is, "Whatever we do, we cannot allow Trump, and we've gotta use everything at our disposal. Hell, it's our party! We run the party....."... So that's why all of these people are focusing on Ohio today and John Kasich. John Kasich winning Ohio, they all believe, gives them the power/the right/the necessary energy and indication of support that they can go in and take control of this entire nominating process and do whatever they have to do to deny it to Trump. So that's why they're all claiming the future of the GOP today hangs on Ohio and what Kasich represents for them....And they got it. So we will see what they can do with that foothold. Deny Trump the nomination?
UPDATE 5: Then there's the theory that losing Ohio benefits Trump...