The polls in Puerto Rico have closed, and returns are expected shortly. The ballots will be counted by hand.
The island has 23 delegates. The contest is proportional, but it has a winner take all trigger at 50% of the vote, so Rubio has a chance today to take all 23 of the delegates. Given how far behind he is, he desperately needs some delegates, so I am sure he is angling to break 50% of the vote.
The only thing worth watching, in my opinion, is whether Trump and Cruz can prevent Rubio from hitting the 50% mark and snag some of Puerto Rico’s delegates for themselves. Given that Mitt Romney took 82.6% of the vote in the 2012 primary, I think this is unlikely.
Decision Desk HQ does a great job of capturing the massive excitement of this critical, edge-of-your-seat primary election:
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UPDATE (Doomberg): With about 65% of the vote in, CNN has called it for Rubio, to no one’s surprise. He did break the winner take all threshold, so he will get all of the territory’s delegates.
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