Wow. That has to be embarrassing for Kasich. Though why he is still in the race is ridiculous.
Check it out:
Ohio’s Gov. John Kasich may be riding a wave of newfound popularity in the national polls of Republican primary voters. But in the Arizona primary on Tuesday, he came fourth in a three-person race.
Kasich won 52,462 votes (10.0%), with 94.4% of precincts reporting. That was significantly behind Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who won 70,515 votes (13.4%), largely due to early voting.
According to the Arizona Secretary of State’s office, early voting in the state’s presidential preference primary began on Feb. 24 — nearly a full three weeks before Rubio dropped out of the presidential race on Mar. 15. Early voting only ended Mar. 18 in Arizona.
Even if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had won all of Rubio’s votes, he would not have overcome a deficit of nearly 120,000 votes to catch Donald Trump, who won the state with 47.1% of the vote to Cruz’s 24.8%.
Likewise, if Kasich had won all of Rubio’s votes, he would not have passed Cruz — though he would have come close.
If Cruz had won all of Rubio’s and Kasich’s votes together, however, he would have defeated Trump in Arizona.