While ballots in West Virginia were cast Tuesday, Hillary Clinton traversed through neighboring Kentucky, focused not on her Democratic primary opponent but a likely general election matchup with Donald Trump.
Clinton, the front-runner for her party's nomination, assailed Trump for his positions on nuclear weapons and NATO while addressing supporters in Louisville.
"The last thing we need are more countries with nuclear weapons. I'm trying to reduce the number of nuclear weapons," Clinton said. "When [Trump] says he wants to withdraw from NATO, the most successful military alliance in history, I say, 'What are we going to substitute for it?'"
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, trailing in delegates and running out of time in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, has a renewed request for front-runner Hillary Clinton: Let's debate.
Sanders, who won West Virginia's primary on Tuesday, has an uphill climb against Clinton but has vowed to remain in the race through California's June 7 primary.
On Tuesday, Sanders noted that the two candidates had agreed earlier to additional debates that would span into June.
Bernie Sanders won West Virginia’s Democratic primary Tuesday, but he still faces a nearly insurmountable deficit to Hillary Clinton in the race for the party’s presidential nomination.
Because Democrats award delegates proportionally based on popular vote, Sanders would have to score massive victories in the few remaining contests to erase Clinton’s delegate lead. Clinton, confident she has the nomination sewn up, hardly campaigned in the state as she focuses on the general election.
There wasn't much mystery to whether Donald Trump would win the West Virginia primary Tuesday night.
But on the more pressing question facing Trump — whether the fractured GOP will rally behind the presumptive nominee in the fall — West Virginia voters predicted that the party would ultimately coalesce around Trump.
Nearly 6 in 10 West Virginia Republican voters described the party as "divided, [but] will unite," according to exit polls. Three in 10 predicted the party would remain divided as the general election approaches.
Voters in West Virginia's Democratic primary on Tuesday tend to be more concerned about the economy and less enamored of President Obama than voters in other contests this year, according to preliminary exit polls.
Two-thirds of respondents said they were worried about the economic direction of the country and more than 6 in 10 considered the economy and jobs the most important issue in the election. The numbers show a higher degree of economic anxiety among Democrats than in other states that have been surveyed this year.
Part of that concern is rooted in the state's struggling coal industry, which Hillary Clinton famously vowed to "put out of business" in March. (She conceded last week that she misspoke.) Three in 10 voters said they lived in a household with a coal worker.
A Los Angeles attorney who leads a political party that advocates white separatism is on Donald Trump's list of Republican convention delegates, records show.
William Johnson, the chairman of the American Freedom Party, is among a list of delegates pledged to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee that was published by the secretary of state's office Monday night.
Bernie Sanders received a rapturous welcome from supporters in Stockton and Sacramento this week, but many of them are prepared to back Hillary Clinton if the Vermont senator doesn't pull off an upset victory in the Democratic primary.
"If he's not available, I'll vote for her," said Jesse Medina, 60, after hearing a rousing speech from Sanders in Stockton on Tuesday morning.
The conversations reflect the results from a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll released in March, when nearly eight out of 10 Sanders supporters said they would vote for Clinton if she were the nominee.