Donald Trump Wins Northern Mariana Islands Caucus front-runner and real estate mogul Donald Trump scored a huge win early Tuesday morning, winning the Northern Mariana Islands caucus with almost 73% of the vote.

A total of 471 votes were casted in the remote U.S. territory in the first presidential contest held on the so-called Super Tuesday 3 (March 15th primary). Trump won 343 of the votes, awarding  him all nine delegates. Coming in second was Ted Cruz with 24% of the votes (113 votes). Both John Kasich and Marco Rubio finished in a distant third and fourth, with Kasich gaining 2.1% of the votes (10 votes) and Rubio with only 1.1% (5 votes).

The announcement of Trump’s victory was announced on Twitter by the executive director of the Northern Mariana Islands GOP party, Jason Osborne.

According to USAToday, turnout on the tiny islands was low compared to four years ago. In 2012, 848 people turnout to vote in the caucus with Mitt Romney winning 87% of the votes.

Three other states- Missouri, Illinois, North Carolina, along with winner-take-all states of Florida, and Ohio are holding primary contests Tuesday with 367 delegates at stakes. Trump leads the delegate count with 469 while Cruz has 370. Rubio has 163, and Kasich has 63. A total of 1,237 delegates is needed to win the GOP nomination.

Mona Salama

Mona Salama is a PolitiChicks political reporter based in New York City covering politics and NYPD. She reports broadly on the 2016 campaign trail from the road and at home. Prior to joining PolitiChicks, Mona started with Wayne Dupree's WAAR where she covered NY politics, 2014 mid-term elections, and the NYPD. In 2015, DC Gazette considers Mona as one of the 20 rising Conservative stars. She was cited as "generally one of the most stunning women in political commentary with a huge future ahead of her, we’re pretty sure Mona Salama will soon easily be the next Andrea Tantaros and a common conservative household name." Currently she is finishing her Masters, all while at the same time covering the 2016 Presidential race, in Public Policy at John Jay College in New York City. Mona can be followed on twitter at @MonaSalama_ and email: [email protected]

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