As voters in five states finished casting their ballots Tuesday, it looked like it was going to be a big night for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Both parties’ front-running presidential candidates were expected to win the majority of states voting, and all the candidates were scheduled to speak early in the evening. With polls closing at 8 p.m. EDT in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, results are expected to come in fairly quickly and probably will be followed by many candidates’ speeches.
Clinton is set to speak at 8:30 p.m. EDT at an event in Philadelphia. When she speaks, you will be able to watch it live on C-SPAN or on major news networks like the ABC News live stream below.
The former secretary of state has consistently polled ahead of rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in Pennsylvania, and FiveThirtyEight has her with a greater than 99 percent chance of winning the state. Delaware has had little polling on either the Democratic or Republican side this year, but of the other four states voting Tuesday, FiveThirtyEight predicts that Sanders will win only Rhode Island, and even there, he has just a 59 percent chance of victory, according to the election prediction website.
With more than 300 delegates up for grabs on Tuesday, big Clinton wins could help solidify her lead and make it even more difficult for Sanders to claim a path to the nomination. Still, Sanders has promised to stick around until the convention, and he was scheduled to speak Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. EDT — the same time as Clinton — in West Virginia, which votes early next month.
When Sanders speaks, you can watch him live here on C-SPAN and probably on major news networks.
For the Republicans, Trump is slated to speak at 9 p.m. EDT from his own Trump Tower in Manhattan. When he speaks, you’ll be able to watch him on C-SPAN, on major networks and in the live stream below.
If Trump, like Clinton, sweeps most of the delegates from Tuesday’s states, it will put yet another damper on the #NeverTrump movement and add to his already considerable lead in the GOP delegate count. This would be a particularly blow to the Republican establishment, as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced they were teaming up this week to stop Trump in states that will vote next.
As Trump gets closer to the 1,237 delegates necessary to clinch the nomination, his rivals have only fought harder for the possibility of an open convention, which would be their only hope. On Tuesday, Cruz was set to speak at 8 p.m. EDT. You can watch him speak as results come in here on C-SPAN and on major news networks.