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Trump, Clinton win Arizona primaries


Donald Trump has rolled to a victory in the Arizona Republican primary, capitalizing on his anti-immigration stance -- a position that's long been popular with GOP voters in the state.

With the win, Trump takes all of the state's 58 delegates to the Republican National Convention. The billionaire businessman made three trips to Arizona and had the support of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Gov. Jan Brewer -- a pair of politicians best known for leading immigration crackdowns. Trump defeated Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who toured the U.S.-Mexico border over the weekend in a last-minute push for votes.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich did not campaign in Arizona.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has padded her delegate lead after a win in the Arizona Democratic presidential primary.

With 75 delegates at stake, Arizona is the biggest prize of the night in the Democratic race. Clinton stands to gain more than half of those delegates -- at least 40, compared to at least 16 for rival Bernie Sanders. That means she will add to her delegate lead of more than 300. She now has 1,203 to Sanders' 860. When including superdelegates, or party officials who can back any candidate, Clinton's overall lead is even wider -- 1,670 to Sanders' 886. It takes 2,383 to win.

Also voting this evening are Idaho and Utah, with a combined 56 delegates at stake.

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