Trump won every county in all 5 northeast states in the April 26, 2016 Acela Corridor Republican primaries: Pennsylvania (including Allegheny County where would-be rival John Kasich was born), Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island...."Resistance to his nomination is futile."
4/27/2016, “Trump wins every county in ‘Acela primaries’,” The Hill, Jesse Byrnes
“Donald Trump won every county on Tuesday night in the five Northeastern states that held primaries, sweeping up more delegates in his quest to lock up the GOP nomination.
Trump won each county in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island, including Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, where rival John Kasich was born. Trump also won every congressional district in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware to pick up more delegates. He won all but six districts in Connecticut and one in Rhode Island, which Kasich took.
The decisive win moved Trump closer to the GOP presidential nomination, which requires a candidate to win 1,237 delegates nationally.”…
Added: “The broad support for Mr. Trump spanned some of the dividing lines that have characterized the Republican race until now: He won among the affluent and college-educated as well as with blue-collar voters and those with no more than a high school education.” NY Times
4/27/2016, “Donald Trump Sweeps 5 States; Hillary Clinton takes 4,” New York Times, Healy, Martin
“Mr. Trump had the more convincing performance on Tuesday: He swept all five primaries (Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island) winning landslides of more than 30 percentage points over his rivals, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio….He received more than half the vote in every state….The broad support for Mr. Trump spanned some of the dividing lines that have characterized the Republican race until now: He won among the affluent and college-educated as well as with blue-collar voters and those with no more than a high school education, according to exit polls….Mr. Trump’s advantage across all five states was so forbidding that Mr. Cruz abandoned the Northeast entirely on Saturday….Not only did Mr. Trump have significant prospects for a substantial delegate haul Tuesday, a week after his dominating performance in New York, he also had the opportunity to send a clear message to party leaders and other Republicans that resistance to his nomination is futile."…