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Donald Trump slams Missouri for withholding election results that were already released

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after speaking during a campaign rally earlier this month in St. Louis.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after speaking during a campaign rally earlier this month in St. Louis. The Associated Press

Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, hopped on Twitter Friday to criticize the Missouri Republican Party for not publicly releasing the results of the state’s presidential primary.

“Why haven’t they released the final Missouri victory for us yet? Could it be because Cruz’s guy runs Missouri?” Trump tweeted.

“Cruz’s guy” that Trump is referring to is Jeff Roe, the Missouri political strategist running Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign.

The problem is the Missouri GOP had actually released the results of the presidential primary a couple days earlier through a press release and a Tweet of its own.

And then another Tweet the following day.

Trump won 37 delegates (12 for the statewide win, five each for Congressional Districts 1, 2, 3, 6 & 8) and Cruz won 15 delegates (five each for Congressional Districts 4, 5, and 7).

The party release notes that the results are tentative, pending certification by the Missouri Secretary of State, Democrat Jason Kander. That process is not expected to be complete until next month.

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