Rubio wins Puerto Rico Republican primary
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Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP lawmakers request Cuba meeting with Biden Bipartisan congressional commission urges IOC to postpone, relocate Beijing Games Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks MORE (Fla.) is the projected winner of the Sunday Republican primary in Puerto Rico, where 23 delegates are at stake. 


With about 86 percent of the vote tallied, Rubio had 74 percent of the vote, with Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit MORE in a far-distant second with around 13 percent. Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump's Texas endorsement boosts a scandal-plagued incumbent while imperiling a political dynasty Trio of Senate Republicans urges Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade Overnight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia MORE was hovering around 9 percent and Ohio John Kasich had 1.3 percent — about 435 votes.

Rubio had already earned the support of three superdelegates and will get the other 20 as well, given his wide margin of victory. Delegates are proportionally divided only among candidates who receive more than 20 percent of the vote. 

Although those living in Puerto Rico can't participate in the general election in November, Republicans can choose a candidate in the primary.

Even before the results were finalized, the former governor of the island tweeted congratulations to Rubio. 

Democrats in Puerto Rico will caucus to chose a candidate on June 5.

In Puerto Rico, about 6,000 prisoners were given the chance to cast absentee ballots, The Associated Press reported. About 25,000 people were expected to show up to vote, meaning that number made up a significant portion of the expected voters.

Voters were looking for a candidate who could help the island's economic crisis, according to the AP.

Rubio held a campaign event in Puerto Rico on Saturday.  

Updated 6:36 p.m.