U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is the projected winner of the Puerto Rico primary election.
Rubio has garnered 73 percent of the vote, with 25 percent of precincts reporting, and businessman Donald Trump is in second place with 13 percent of voters' support. With a win that is expected to be by a large margin, Rubio will likely round up all of the U.S. territory's 23 delegates, having already secured all three of Puerto Rico's superdelegates.
Puerto Rico's former Gov. Luis Fortuno called on all Floridian Puerto Ricans to support Rubio on March 15. At about 1 million, Rubio's home state has the nation's second-largest Puerto Rican population. Fortuno also congratulated the senator on securing all of the island's delegates on Twitter:
Just yesterday, his opponents were calling for him to drop out of the race due to his only having won one state, Minnesota. If Rubio picks up all 23 of Puerto Rico's delegates, as expected, his count will rise to 151. Trump currently has 382 delegates, while U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has 300. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has 35 delegates.