Big changes in the presidential race

Posted at 12:03 AM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 02:18:55-04

The race to become the next president is becoming clearer after Indiana’s primaries Tuesday.

On the Democratic side of things, Indiana voters agreed with Colorado voters giving Bernie Sanders a big victory.

But on the Republican side of things, Colorado's delegates who supported Ted Cruz will now have to decide if they want to back Indiana’s other big winner Donald Trump.

Cruz bet big in Indiana but he lost big in Tuesday’s primary.

“Together we left it all on the field in Indiana. We gave it everything we've got, but the voters chose another path,” said Cruz as he conceded before a crowd of supporters.

Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted Trump is now the presumptive GOP nominee, and he urged conservatives to unite and focus on defeating beating Hillary Clinton.

After weeks of criticism, Trump had nice things to say about his fierce opponent.

“I didn't expect this. I didn't expect it. What Ted did is really a very brave thing to do, and a great thing to do, because we want to bring unity to the Republican Party,” said Trump.

John Kasich is still in the GOP race, but he can’t win on delegates.

His only hope is that Trump doesn’t get the 1237 delegates needed, forcing a contested convention, but after Indiana’s vote it’s looking more and more unlikely.

Sanders won a closer race in Indiana but still has an uphill battle in the Democratic campaign.

He told reporters Clinton thinks the race is over but Indiana’s decision shows it’s not.

“We feel great about tonight, not only in winning here in Indiana and accumulating more delegates, but also gaining the momentum we need to take us to the finish line,” said Sanders.

Clinton didn’t speak after her loss, but said earlier in the day she’s looking ahead to November.

Including super delegates Clinton still has 90 percent of the delegates she needs to win despite being beaten by Sanders in Indiana, but he says it's not over.

He says the path is narrow, but he is counting on California to be turn the tide in the Democratic race.