Shocking Turn of Events in the Missouri GOP Primary

There was very little polling to predict the outcome of the Missouri GOP primary leading up to Tuesday, making it difficult to predict the outcome of the Show-Me State, and with very good reason.

Pollsters would have likely been hard-pressed to make an accurate prediction in the Missouri primary on Tuesday with the race being still too close to call going into the wee hours.

There were 52 delegates at stake in Missouri (40 district, 12 statewide) on Tuesday and with 100% of precincts reporting, bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump had a minuscule lead of only 0.2% over constitutional conservative Ted Cruz , 40.9% to 40.7%, a virtual tie.

The GOP Missouri Primary winner has not yet been declared. It has been deemed to be too close to call. Tomorrow, the state will count provisional and absentee ballots. A close vote margin recount will be triggered if the final tally has a difference of less than 0.5% between first and second place. At that time, candidates can request the recount.

Although the Missouri delegate allocation is proportional, there is a 12 delegate difference in what is awarded between first and second place.

(Matthew Burke contributed to this story.)

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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