The races look tight with only about 21-percent of Missouri’s precincts reporting in.
On the Democratic side, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (50.025%) is leading Hillary Clinton (48.023%) by a little more than one-percent with more than 88-thousand ballots counted. The margin is only slightly wider in the Republican race, where Donald Trump (43.903%) is more than four-percent ahead of Texas senator Ted Cruz (39.648%). Third in the Republican balloting is now Ohio Governor John Kasich (7.853%), who has eclipsed Florida senator Marco Rubio (5.658%).
Rubio suspended his campaign earlier tonight after losing his home state to Trump.
“While it is not God’s plan that I be president in 2016, or maybe ever, and while today my campaign is suspended, the fact that I’ve even come this far is evidence of how special America truly is,” said Rubio to a crowd of disappointed supporters.
More than 2,300 Missouri precincts have yet to report votes totals, including some of Missouri’s more urban counties, the totals from which could significantly change results.