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Cruz Won't Seek Recount of Missouri Primary Loss to Trump

Apr 19, 2016

  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won't ask for a recount of his narrow loss to businessman Donald Trump in Missouri's presidential primary.

Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the campaign won't request a recount of the March 15 primary.

Trump defeated Cruz by 1,965 votes out of more than 939,000 cast in the Republican primary — a margin of about one-fifth of a percentage point.

Trump will get 37 delegates and Cruz will get 15.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defeated Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by 1,574 votes out of more than 629,000 cast in the Democratic primary — a margin of one-quarter of a percentage point.

Sanders had said previously he wouldn't request a recount.

Clinton will get 36 delegates and Sanders will get 35.