Today, March 15th, voters in five states (Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, and Florida) will decide which candidates they’ll support in their State’s primary elections. The two big primaries—Ohio and Florida—are winner-take-all on the GOP side. That means whichever Republican wins in those states, wins all of those state’s delegates.
Florida and Ohio are the home states of Marco Rubio and John Kasich. If they don’t win their home states, their 2016 campaigns and perhaps their entire political careers will be finished.
If Trump wins Florida and/or Ohio, and gains all if their delegates, his path to the 1,237 delegates required to clinch the nomination becomes much easier, Ted Cruz’s chances become less likely and every other Republican candidate’s chances becomes nearly impossible.
But today’s election is about much more than delegate numbers. After the leftists’ attempt to disrupt last week’s Trump rally in Chicago, there’s also a big question about violence.
• For example, according to The Washington Times, (“Moveon.Org raising funds from Trump protests, warns more disruptions to come”),
“Moveon.Org is conducting fundraising activities from the Chicago protests against Donald Trump that prompted the Republican presidential front-runner to cancel a rally there Friday, and promises that more disruptions are on the way.”