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With 72 percent of precincts reporting, Trump lead the Republican presidential pack with 45.5 percent of the vote. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is in second with 27.6 percent, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) (13.9 percent).
Trump’s Florida victory earns the New York billionaire all 99 of the state’s GOP delegates.
“This has been very exciting, this whole process,” Trump told supporters at a victory speech at his Mar-a-Lago golf club in Palm Beach, Florida.
Trump was largely expected to win the Sunshine State headed into Tuesday’s contest, with polls giving him an 18-point lead over all the next closest challenger, according to Real Clear Politics poll averages.
The outcome likely hits hardest for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, whose campaign momentum collapsed in the lead-up to the March 15 primaries.
Earlier on Tuesday, Trump won all nine delegates in the North Mariana Islands caucus. Including Florida, Trump has earned at least 568 delegates, according to the Associated Press’s count. Republican presidential candidates need 1,237 delegates to secure the party’s nomination.
Update 9:03pm CT, March 15: Added quote.
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Andrew Couts is the former editor of Layer 8, a section dedicated to the intersection of the Internet and the state—and the gaps in between. Prior to the Daily Dot, Couts served as features editor and features writer for Digital Trends, associate editor of TheWeek.com, and associate editor at Maxim magazine. When he’s not working, Couts can be found hiking with his German shepherds or blasting around on motorcycles.