Trump, Clinton win Nebraska primaries

Posted at 9:37 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 22:39:19-04

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump calls it a "great honor" to win primary elections in West Virginia and Nebraska.

The billionaire businessman says in a statement after Tuesday's elections that his time campaigning in both states was a wonderful and "enlightening" experience.


Trump says, "I learned a lot, and that knowledge will be put to good use towards the creation of businesses, jobs and the strengthening and revival of their economies."

Trump says he plans to return to both states soon, and win them in the general election this November.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential primary in Nebraska, but it's a victory for the Democratic front-runner that won't get her any closer to clinching her party's nomination.

That's because Nebraska allocated all 25 of its delegates to this summer's Democratic National Convention in a caucus held on March 5 that was won by the Vermont senator.

He took home 15 delegates from that caucus, while Clinton won 10. Earlier Tuesday, Sanders won the Democratic primary in West Virginia. But even with that win, he's far behind Clinton in the all-important delegate count.

When including the party officials known as superdelegates who can back any candidate, Clinton has 2,238 delegates - or 94 percent of the 2,383 needed to win. Sanders has 1,468.