Donald Trump Overwhelms G.O.P. Rivals from Alabama to Massachusetts

Donald Trump Overwhelms G.O.P. Rivals from Alabama to Massachusetts


Donald J. Trump spoke on Tuesday night at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., after he dominated most of the contests. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on Publish DateMarch 1, 2016. Photo by Damon Winter/The New York Times. Watch in Times Video »

By Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin

March 1, 2016

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Donald J. Trump won sweeping victories across the South and in New England on Tuesday, a show of strength in the Republican primary campaign that underscored the breadth of his appeal and helped him begin to amass a wide delegate advantage despite growing resistance to his candidacy among party leaders.

Mr. Trump’s political coalition — with his lopsided victories in Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts and Tennessee, and narrower ones in Arkansas, Vermont and Virginia — appears to have transcended the regional and ideological divisions that have shaped the Republican Party in recent years. …

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