CRUZ CAMPAIGNS IN INDIANA, SANDERS IN WEST VIRGINIA
by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 26, 2016) — Primary voters in the states of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland have cast their votes in what has been called the “Mid-Atlantic primary.”
All five states are among the 13 original colonies settled by Pilgrims seeking religious freedom through the rigors of the transatlantic journey from England.
Pennsylvania was founded by Quaker William Penn and was the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
Delaware is believed to have been discovered by Dutchman Henry Hudson in 1609.
Maryland, a mid-Atlantic state on the Chesapeake Bay, became a state on April 28, 1788.
Rhode Island, located in southern New England east of Connecticut, was founded by Roger Williams, who sought a safe haven from religious persecution in Massachusetts to the north. It was first known as “Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.”
Polling stations closed at 8:00 p.m. in all five states.
As of 8:40 p.m. EDT, the Associated Press reported that Donald Trump won all five Republican primaries. As of 9:06 p.m., Hillary Clinton was declared the winner in Pennsylvania and Maryland, with Delaware called in her favor later.
Rhode Island Democrats cast the majority of their votes for Bernie Sanders. As of 9:31 p.m. EDT, Connecticut has not yet been called for either Democrat.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.