May 3, 2016 Indiana Primary

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May 3 Dems: IN

57 Delegates
:  Indiana made Donald Trump the presumptive Republican nominee.  The Hoosier state had come to be a critical, must-win for Ted Cruz, who was trailing Trump by about 400 delegates.  Cruz put in an intense effort but fell short and ended his campaign on the evening of May 3.  Kasich bowed out the next day.  Also on the Republican ballot, a high-profile U.S. Senate primary between U.S. Reps. Marlin Stutzman and Todd Young attracted national attention.


Unofficial Results - Secretary of State  |  Ballot [PDF]
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Bush 6,491, Carson 8,892, Christie 1,730, Fiorina 1,492, Paul 4,292, Rubio 5,161

Organization:  BUSH  |  CHRISTIE  |  CRUZ  |  FIORINA  |  KASICH  |  RUBIO  |  TRUMP

Traiing badly in the delegate count, the Cruz campaign pulled all stops in Indiana.  On April 24 the Cruz and Kasich campaigns announced that the Cruz campaign would "focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico (+)."  It is unclear whether this agreement, and its announcement, ultimately helped or hurt the two campaigns.

On April 27 Cruz announced former HP CEO Carly Fiorina would be his running mate.  On April 29 Gov. Mike Pence announced he would vote for Cruz (what Politico described as an almost endorsement).  In addition to the Cruz campaign's efforts, the pro-Cruz Trusted Leadership PAC said it would spend close to $2 million on advertising in Indiana.  Anti-Trump forces were also playing in Indiana; the Club for Growth announced an ad buy of about $1.5 million against Trump to start April 22.  Trump meanwhile received the endorsement of Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight at a rally in Indianapolis on April 27. 

Indiana Republican Party leaders selected the delegates in advance of the primary, but the delegates are bound by results of the May 3 primary. 

Early on Marco Rubio, now long gone from the race, secured endorsements of U.S. Reps. Todd Rokita and Larry Bucshon, and then of U.S. Sen. Dan Coats.

Trump carried all but five counties; Cruz won four counties around Fort Wayne, and Elkhart County in the north along the Michigan border.

Kyle Cheney.  "Trump's getting trounced in Indiana."  Politico, April 9, 2016.
Tom LoBianco.  "Indiana GOP releases delegate names after threats to party leaders."  CNN.  April 14, 2016.


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57 Total Delegates: 27 At-Large, 27 Congressional District and 3 RNC.

Allocation of at-large delegates is winner-take-all based on the statewide vote.
Allocation of CD delegates is winner-take-all based on the CD vote. 

Indiana's delegates were chosen by party leaders before the May 3, 2016 primary:

National delegate allocation: Trump 57.