Polls now closed in Pennsylvania, Delaware presidential primaries

Hillary Clinton

According to the AP count, Clinton has 1,946 delegates while Sanders has 1,192. Instead, she deepened her attacks on Trump, casting the billionaire businessman as out of touch with Americans. She also said that she did not make demands in 2008, when she lost the primary to President Barack Obama.

"Don't just fly that big jet in and land it and go make a big speech and insult everybody you can think of".

Howard Dean, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign surrogate, said that Sen.

"That he would place gun manufacturers' rights and immunity from liability against the parents of the children killed at Sandy Hook is just unimaginable to me", Clinton said in an MSNBC interview. "I said, 'I am supporting Senator Obama because no matter what our differences might be, they pale in comparison to the differences between us and the Republicans.' That's what I did".

Bruised and battered but soldiering on after last week's rout in New York, Sanders is bracing for another rough night Tuesday, when Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is favored to win most or all of the five states that hold Democratic primaries in the Northeast. Another 13% said they would vote for Trump over Clinton.

Pennsylvania has the most delegates at stake, with 71 Republican delegates and 210 Democratic delegates at stake.

Even on some more detailed policy positions, hedging is entirely possible, as shown by Clinton's recent willingness to concede that a carbon tax is one possible way to deal with greenhouse-gas emissions, or her contention that breaking up big banks may now be justified under Dodd-Frank.

Presumably, Trump was referring to the Democratic Party's use of superdelegates in its nomination process, who are party leaders and elected officials free to support any candidate regardless of primary results.

The Cruz-Kasich pact does not apply Tuesday, however, and the OH governor is hoping his moderate brand of conservatism will appeal to voters in the five states and that he will be able to pile up a respectable collection of delegates.

Still, Sanders has promised to stick around until the convention, and he was scheduled to speak Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. EDT - the same time as Clinton - in West Virginia, which votes early next month.

If he doesn't reach that number, Cruz, Kasich, or even someone else could win the nod on the second ballot or more in a contested convention.

"Tonight this campaign moves back to more favorable terrain", Cruz said during an evening rally in Knightstown, Indiana. "That is good for the men and women of Indiana". "But in politics, because it's a rigged system, because it's a corrupt enterprise, in politics you're allowed to collude".

Cruz and Kasich's public acknowledgement of their coordination underscores the limited options they now have. The effectiveness of the strategy was quickly called into question after Kasich said publicly that while he won't spend resources in IN, his supporters in the state should still vote for him.

Pennsylvania's 17 statewide delegates - party members already chosen to go to Cleveland - have to vote for the candidate who gets the most votes Tuesday - but only on the first ballot. Already, Clinton can lose every remaining primary by a wide margin and still capture her party's nomination, according to an Associated Press analysis.

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