Republican frontrunner Donald Trump easily won the GOP primary in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, NBC News has projected, continuing momentum from a big win in New York last week over his two opponents, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
After early returns following polls closing at 8 p.m. in the five northeastern states holding primaries Tuesday, Trump was projected winner in all of the Republican contests. (Find live results at our Elections Page.)
Trump received 17 secured delegates in the winner-take-all Pennsylvania primary. Voters in each of the state's 18 congressional districts also cast ballots for three local delegates to the Republican National Convention later this summer. Most of those 54 delegates have pledged their convention votes to certain candidates already, but that support is not set in stone, according to state party rules.
Donald Trump dominated the Republican presidential primary in Pennsylvania across demographic groups as Ted Cruz and John Kasich split support among the minority of GOP voters who said they preferred a political insider.
Trump had the support of the majority of men and women, voters with incomes over $100,000 and under $50,000 and Republicans in cities, suburbs and rural areas.
He also won among voters under 45 and those 45 and older and both moderates and conservatives, according to early results from an exit poll conducted for The Associated Press and television networks.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton was trying to add to her delegate tally despite Bernie Sanders' strong support among voters under 30.