Rubio Wins Puerto Rico GOP Primary

He won all 23 delegates.

Senator Marco Rubio won the Puerto Rico GOP presidential primary on Sunday.

Rubio won three-quarters of the vote with 73.8% choosing the Florida senator. Donald Trump, reality show tv host and businessman, registered 13.6% of the vote and Texas Senator Ted Cruz garnered 9% of the vote.

The vote on Sunday was the first time in the 2016 election cycle that a candidate won a majority of the vote. Rubio's win gives him one win in a state and one win a U.S. territory.

Just prior to Rubio's win, candidate Donald Trump called on him to drop out of the race due to his poor performance at the Saturday races.

"I think it's time for Marco to clean the deck. I do. And I say that respectfully," Trump said.

Puerto Ricans do not participate in the presidential election but they do elect delegates who participate in the Democrat and Republican conventions.

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