Viewers can follow live results of the 2016 Wisconsin primary and see up-to-date vote totals for what could be the most important contest to date.
Although there are a number of large, delegate-rich states on the horizon, Tuesday’s vote in the Badger State could end up being the one that turns the election on both the Democratic and Republican sides. For the GOP, Donald Trump is trying to hold off Ted Cruz and maintain control of the race, with a win possibly being the key to stopping a contested convention.
On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders is hoping that a come-from-behind win will give him some critical momentum going into what would be more difficult contests in New York and New Jersey. Sanders has flipped polls in Wisconsin in recent weeks, turning what was once a double-digit deficit into a slim lead over Hillary Clinton.
Those who want to follow live results of the 2016 Wisconsin primary can find live streaming video from ABC News below.
The results of Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary could be the pivotal moment in the campaign to stop Donald Trump. Conservatives have built efforts to prevent Trump from reaching the 50 percent delegate threshold, which would mean a contested Republican National Convention this summer and the possibility that the party may thwart Trump and pick another candidate.
With Ted Cruz leading in polls, Wisconsin’s primary could be the factor that determines if he reaches the threshold or not.
“If he would win Wisconsin, he likely gets it, if he loses Wisconsin he likely doesn’t,” ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd said of Trump’s chances of reaching that point outright. “It’s still possible, but much more difficult.”
Donald Trump has run into quite a bit of difficulty in the past week or so. His campaign has been plagued by a series of scandals, from battery charges against campaign manager Corey Lewandowski for his alleged grabbing of a reporter to Trump’s support for South Korea and Japan developing nuclear weapons to his statement that women who get abortions should be punished if the procedure were outlawed.
Amid the difficulties, Donald Trump has been pushing the importance of Wisconsin’s primary during his rallies across the state.
“If we do well here, folks, it’s over,” he said over the weekend. “If we don’t win here, it’s not over but wouldn’t you like to take the credit?”
The live results of the 2016 Wisconsin primary will also show if Bernie Sanders is able to maintain the momentum of late last month, when he swept caucuses in Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii by wide margins. Sanders has now won six out of the last seven states and cut into Clinton’s delegate lead.
Tuesday may bring another big victory. After trailing Clinton by more than 20 points in early polls of Wisconsin, polls in the last week have shown Sanders with a slim lead. The polling site FiveThirtyEight now puts Sanders at roughly 70 percent chance of winning based on polls alone, and a win would build critical momentum toward New York, where Sanders is trying to pull off an even bigger upset of Clinton.
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