Hold the phone, this horse race isn’t over yet!
Sen. Marco Rubio took an overwhelming early lead in Puerto Rico’s Republican presidential primary election on Sunday, with 20 delegates to the national convention at stake.
Early returns showed Rubio with 2,463 votes, followed by Trump with 421 votes and Ted Cruz with 276 votes. Party officials estimate more than 30,000 people voted Sunday in an island struggling through a dire economic crisis.
In addition officials say the votes that some 6,000 inmates cast on Friday won’t be available until Wednesday.
The U.S. territory’s three other super-delegates already have committed to Rubio.
If a candidate gets more than half the votes, he gets all the delegates. If no one gets half, the delegates are divided proportionally.
Go Marco! And take Kasich with you!