Donald Trump Collects First Super Tuesday Win: Northern Mariana Islands

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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GOP frontrunner Donald Trump collected his first win on Super Tuesday from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

According to a press release from the Republican Party of the Northern Mariana Islands Association, 471 voters cast their ballots, and out of those, 343 voted for Trump, roughly 73 percent of all votes cast.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) came in second with 24 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich ranked third with 2 percent of the vote, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) took last place with 1 percent of the vote.

The Northern Mariana Islands is winner-take-all, so Trump wins all nine delegates.

“I encouraged CNMI GOP voters to come out and exercise their right and vote for their preferred presidential nominee. I am overwhelmed by the turnout and their support for my endorsement of Mr. Donald Trump. I thank all the voters for participating in this important process. The attention the CNMI has received this presidential cycle from all the candidates has truly shown that our votes matter,” Governor Ralph DLG Torres stated.


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