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Trump picks up 12 delegates in Missouri

Greg Nash

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump added 12 delegates from Missouri on Tuesday, nearly a month after his narrow victory in the state’s primary.

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander — a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate — certified the March 15 primary results, giving Trump the additional delegates.

{mosads}The race had been too close to call, but according to the final tally, Trump won with 383,631 votes. Ted Cruz had 381,666 votes.

The statewide winner automatically picks up 12 delegates, bringing Trump’s total from Missouri to 37 delegates, compared to Cruz’s 15.

That pushes Trump’s total to 755 delegates overall, versus 545 for Cruz.

The Democratic race was similarly close, with Hillary Clinton taking 312,285 votes to Bernie Sanders at 310,711. Democrats split their delegates proportionally, so Clinton took 36 delegates to Sanders’s 35.

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