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Donald Trump Faces Big Test in Wisconsin

April 4, 2016
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EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 02: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets guests during a campaign stop. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 02: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets guests during a campaign stop. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s chances to be the Republican candidate may be fading. The results of the Wisconsin primary results could be the reason. The primary is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

Trump has made it clear that he is not like the other candidates. Many of his supporters like him for that reason. Recently he has made statements that surprised even them. He said abortion should be illegal. Then he said a woman who had one should be “punished.” Then he said the doctor who did the abortion, not the woman, should be punished. Then he said he had not changed his position. Nobody knew what that meant.

Trump wivesHe has done other things that shocked people. For example, he tweeted a flattering photo of his wife next to an unflattering photo of the wife of Ted Cruz. Many people think this tweet by Trump was in poor taste and not “presidential.”

The Wisconsin primary is a test for Trump. Wisconsin voters are active in politics. Ted Cruz is ahead in the polls.  The governor of the state supports Cruz. The local right wing radio hosts oppose Trump.

A loss by Trump may mean he will not get the support of the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination.

His defeat in Wisconsin may lead to a “brokered” convention. Ted Cruz is counting on that. He believes the party will choose him. So does John Kasich, who is running third. Many hope a brokered convention will give the Republican leaders the chance stop Trump. Maybe they will choose a candidate who is more moderate.

Many observers do not think Trump or Cruz could win the national election. The election is November 8, 2016.

Source: The Wall Street Journal  April 3, 2016

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