Hillary Clinton Sweeps FL, OH, NC and IL

Hillary Clinton prevailed Tuesday with major presidential primary wins in Florida, Illinois, Ohio, and North Carolina. The former secretary of State won Illinois with nearly 51 percent of the vote compared to rival Bernie Sanders’ 49 percent. In the Sunshine State, Clinton walloped Sanders with a 30+ percentage-point lead; and in North Carolina, she handily defeated the self-described democratic socialist by almost 15 points. In Ohio, Clinton led by nearly 14 percentage points, with a total of 57 percent. The Democratic race in Missouri’s contest was too close to call as of Wednesday morning—with all precincts reporting, she held an edge of around 1,500 votes. Clinton’s wins earned her so many delegates that her lead over Sanders is about three times what Barack Obama held over her in 2008.