NBC, CBS and FOX have projected Bernie Sanders the winner of Indiana’s Democratic primary on Tuesday.
Polling conducted in Indiana over the past week showed Sanders trailing Clinton by considerable margins. The most recent poll had him down by four points, a statistical tie.
Bernie Sanders has defied all expectations, winning Indiana’s primary by at least six points, according to realtime vote totals.
There were 83 delegates up for grabs in Indiana’s Democratic primary, and the state has an additional 9 unpledged delegates.
You can follow the vote count live here.
“For the past dew weeks, the corporate media has counted us out of this election. The political and financial establishment of this country have been vocal in their desire for us to go away,” Sanders said in a statement.
“Today, Indiana voters had another idea.”
On the Republican side, Donald Trump crushed Ted Cruz, while John Kasich finished in third place. As a result of today’s primary defeat, Cruz has dropped out of the Republican primary race.