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Trump, Clinton win Washington presidential primaries

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WASHINGTON PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

The Latest on Washington state's presidential primaries (all times local):

8:28 p.m.
    
Hillary Clinton has won Washington state's Democratic presidential primary, however the results don't affect the allocation of delegates.
    
The former secretary of state was leading Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in early returns Tuesday.
    
Washington has both a presidential primary and a caucus system. But Democrats will ignore the results of Tuesday's primary, having chosen to continue to use the party caucus system to allocate their national convention delegates. Sanders handily won the Democratic caucuses in March.

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8:14 p.m.
    
Donald Trump has won Washington state's Republican presidential primary.
    
The New York businessman and presumptive GOP presidential candidate was winning by large margins in early returns Tuesday.
    
Republicans in Washington will allocate all 44 delegates to their national convention based on the primary results.
    
Washington has both a presidential primary and a caucus system. But Democrats will ignore the results of Tuesday's primary, having chosen to continue to use the party caucus system to allocate their national convention delegates. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders handily won the Democratic caucuses in March.
    
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5:45 p.m.
    
The secretary of state's office says 31 percent of voters have returned ballots to courthouses for Washington's presidential primary.
    
Spokesman Dave Ammons says about 1.3 million ballots were on hand as of Tuesday. He says ballots from drop boxes and the mail will be added Wednesday.
    
There are more than 4 million registered voters in Washington state.
    
Washington has both a presidential primary and a caucus system. But Democrats will ignore the results of Tuesday's primary, having chosen to continue to use the party caucus system to allocate their national convention delegates. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders handily won the Democratic caucuses in March.
    
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11:58 a.m.
    
Even though Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee some voters in Washington state say they are not ready to support him.
    
Daniel Emborg says he voted for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Washington's presidential primary on Tuesday. Emborg, who was depositing his ballot at a drop box in Everett, Washington, says if Trump is the GOP nominee he'll be voting for a third-party candidate.
    
However Tom Lasswell says he voted for Donald Trump because "you need to instigate change... I like Ted Cruz but I believe Donald Trump can pull this together and I"m willing to give him a chance."
    
Republicans in Washington will allocate all 44 delegates to their national convention based on the primary results.
    
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8:55 a.m.
    
The secretary of state's office says 28 percent of voters returned ballots for Washington's presidential primary ahead of Tuesday's deadline.
    
As of Monday evening, election officials say they'd received more than 1.1 million ballots. There are more than 4 million registered voters in Washington state.
    
Washington has both a presidential primary and a caucus system. But Democrats will ignore the results of Tuesday's primary, having chosen to continue to use the party caucus system to allocate their national convention delegates. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders handily won the Democratic caucuses in March.
    
Republicans in Washington will allocate all 44 delegates to their national convention based on the primary results.
    
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2:50 a.m.
    
Washington state voters will weigh in with their choice for Republican and Democratic presidential nominees, but the results only count on the GOP side.
    
Washington has both a presidential primary and a caucus system, but Democrats will ignore the results of Tuesday's primary, having chosen to continue to use the party caucus system to allocate their national convention delegates. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders handily won the Democratic caucuses in March.
    
Republicans in Washington will allocate all 44 delegates to their national convention based on the primary results.
    
Even though Donald Trump is the only candidate remaining in the GOP contest, John Kasich and Ted Cruz are still on the ballot because they suspended their campaigns after the ballots were printed. Ben Carson is still on the ballot because he never submitted a withdrawal of candidacy. Hillary Clinton and Sanders are listed for the Democratic race.

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