HILO, Hawaii – Presidential candidate Donald Trump won the Hawaii Republican Caucus on Tuesday, gaining 5,677 votes (42.4%) state-wide and earning 10 delegates.
The Hawaii victory added to Trump’s successful Tuesday, in which he also won in Michigan and Mississippi.
Runner-up Sen. Ted Cruz received 4,379 votes, or 32.7%, good for 6 delegates. Cruz also took Idaho on the same night.
Republican candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (13.1%) and Gov. John Kasich (10.6%) trailed behind.
A line of voters reportedly stretched out the door at Hilo High School at the start of the 6 p.m. caucus. Waiakeawaena Elementary School was also busy early on in the night.
Big Island Video News interviewed Dave DeCleene, who oversaw the voting process at Waiakeawaena. DeCleene reflects on the current state of the Republican party and the politics at play in this presidential primary. We also filmed the counting of the ballots at Hilo High School when the voting ended at 8 p.m.