Donald Trump swept the five Republican primary contests, as his GOP rivals scrambled to stop him from securing the party's presidential nomination.
The results will make it tougher for Trump's competitors to limit his delegates and prevent him from winning the nomination outright, though Trump still may not reach the needed 1,237 before the party's convention in July. Pennsylvania was the night's biggest prize, with 71 delegates in total. However, only 17 of those are awarded by statewide vote, while 54 uncommitted delegates are elected.
Trump entered the contests with a 286 delegate lead over Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, according to NBC News. Coming into Tuesday, Cruz stood little chance of reaching a majority of pledged delegates, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich was mathematically eliminated from doing so.
"I consider myself the presumptive nominee, absolutely," Trump said from New York on Tuesday night, contending his competitors have "no path to victory."