Donald Trump easily won the Republican side of the race for president in Texas County while Bernie Sanders edged Hillary Clinton on the Democratic ticket.
Trump beat Ted Cruz 2,659 to 1,968 as he took nine of 10 precincts. The duo finished way in front of the field as John R. Kasich, who had 241 votes, finished a distant third.
Sanders received 666 votes to beat Clinton’s 603 mark. Sanders was victorious in eight precincts with close loses only in Licking (102-99) and Raymondville (53-49).
There were 5,214 Republican ballots cast in Texas County compared to 1,301 on the Democratic ticket. In Houston, 1,183 voters cast Republican ballots and 303 were Democratic.
The voter turnout was 40.8 percent countywide.
Statewide, Clinton, the former secretary of state, had a lead of about 1,500 votes over Sanders in the Democratic primary, with all precincts reporting results. Trump led by about 1,600 votes over Cruz in the Republican primary.
The Associated Press did not declare a winner in either race. Under Missouri law, candidates can request a recount if they lose by less than one-half of a percentage point. Both races fall within that margin.
Victories by Clinton and Trump could add to their growing national strength. Clinton won Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio on Tuesday, substantially padding her delegate lead over Sanders.
Trump won delegate-rich Florida on Tuesday, causing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to suspend his campaign. Trump also won North Carolina and Illinois but lost to Ohio Gov. John Kasich in Ohio’s winner-take-all primary.