Presidential contests now move to the West

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SEATTLE -- After Tuesday's vote in five states, the race for the president is coming into clearer focus.  Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each had commanding nights, winning at least four states each.

But they are still short of clinching their respective nominations.

Here’s where things stand on the GOP side:

  • 1,237 delegates needed for the nomination
  • Trump: 673
  • Cruz: 411
  • Kasich: 143

Despite his distant showing, Gov. John Kasich believes after his win in Ohio that he has a path to victory.

“We are going to go all the way to Cleveland and secure the Republican nomination,” he said to supporters at a victory rally.  “We will beat Hillary Clinton and I will become the president of the United States.”

But Trump says he’s going all the way and that if the convention were to deny him the nomination, all bets are off.

“You'd have riots,” Trump said Wednesday.  “I'm representing a tremendous -- many, many millions of people."

Here’s where things stand on the Democrat side:

  • 2,383 delegates needed for nomination
  • Clinton: 1,606
  • Sanders: 851

“We are moving closer to securing the Democratic Party nomination and winning this election in November,” Clinton said to supporters after her multiple wins.

But Bernie Sanders shows no signs of getting out.

“We are doing something very radical in American politics--we're telling the truth,” he said after Tuesday's votes were in.

Next up are Arizona, Utah, and Idaho, which will hold votes next Tuesday.

Washington state holds its Democratic caucus on Saturday, March 26.

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