Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump won the Nebraska presidential primary easily on Tuesday, grabbing 60% of the vote.
Retired Brigadier Gen. Don Bacon won an even more lop-sided victory in the Republican primary Second Congressional District. The Secretary of State’s office reports Bacon garnered 31,639 votes, or better than 66%, to Chip Maxwell’s 16,294 votes. Bacon will challenge freshman Democrat Brad Ashford in the General Election.
Many political pundits projected Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would win the Nebraska presidential primary. But that was before last week when Trump breezed to victory in Indiana, forcing Cruz to drop out of the race. Ohio Gov. John Kasich also dropped out after Indiana.
Trump won 121,287 votes, better than 61% of the votes cast by Nebraska Republicans.
Cruz finished a distant second with only 36,418 votes, 18%. Kasich finished third with 22,526, or 11% of the vote.
It was obvious the results in Indiana depressed enthusiasm as well as turnout in Nebraska. Only 309,079 of the state’s more than one million voters cast ballots in the primary.
A few Democrats cast ballots, giving Hillary Clinton 41,819 votes to 36,691 votes for Bernie Sanders, but it means little. Sanders won the state Democratic Caucus earlier.
For full results, click here to go to the Nebraska Secretary of State website.
An earlier version of this story had only partial results. The story has been updated.