Polls have closed in today’s Virginia primary elections. As Loudoun precincts begin reporting their results Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Hillary Clinton are leading their parties by significant margins.
Rubio, who made a campaign stop in Purcellville on Sunday, was outpacing national GOP frontrunner Donald Trump by a 2 to 1 margin in early returns. In most precincts, Rubio is winning by wide margins. Exceptions including the Waterford precinct, where Rubio and Trump tied with 238 votes each and in Dulles’ Liberty precinct, where Trump scored a one-vote victory.
Trump is leading the GOP balloting statewide, however.
Clinton also held a wide, although smaller, advantage over Bernie Sanders. She has won every Loudoun precinct reporting results so far.
Clinton is expected to easily win the Democratic primary in Virginia.
With all precincts reporting in the Dulles District, Rubio won on the Republican side with 2,650 votes, followed by Trump (1,672), Ted Cruz (799), John Kasich (546), and Carson (235). Clinton beat Sanders 2,518 to 1,571.
In the Ashburn District, Rubio led with 2,650 votes, followed by Trump (1,485), Cruz (865), Kasich (693) and Carson (258). Clinton beat Sanders 2,380-1,516.
In the Algonkin District, Rubio won with 2,216 votes, followed by Trump (1,599), Cruz (867), Kasich (804) and Carson (274). Clinton beat Sanders 2,628-1856.
In the Blue Ridge District, Rubio won with 3,801 votes, followed by Trump (2,598), Cruz (1,424), Kasich (807) and Carson (414). Clinton beat Sanders 2,480-1,711.
In the Broad Run District, Rubio led with 2,643 votes, followed by Trump (1,605), Kasich (860), Cruz (741) and Carson (199). Clinton beat Sanders 2,923-1,748.
In the Cactocin District, Rubio won with 2,853 votes, followed by Trump (2,268), Cruz (1,354), Kasich (796) and Carson (385). Clinton beat Sanders 2,098-1,548.
In the Leesburg District, Rubio won with 2,165 vote, followed by Trump (1,246), Cruz (737), Kasich (475) and Carson (205). Sanders made it closer on the Democratic side, but lost to Clinton 1,512-1,260.
In the Sterling District, Trump made a good run at Rubio, but came up 161 votes short of a win. Rubio got 1,190 votes to Trump’s 1,029. Cruz was third with 563, followed by Kasich (299) and Carson (172). Clinton outpaced Sanders 2,022 to 1,499.