NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 9:42 PM
Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz both took home the big cheese in America’s Dairyland Tuesday, as Wisconsin voters threw their support to the underdogs in each party and upended the presidential race — again.
The Wins for Cruz in the GOP primary and Sanders in the Democratic primary are likely to reshape both races for the two candidates, who are both battling for an unlikely chance at unseating their parties’ front-runners.
ELECTION 2016: LIVE RESULTS FROM THE WISCONSIN PRIMARY
Both races were called moments after polls closed at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Sanders’ win, his sixth in the last seven Democratic contests, provides crucial momentum for the Vermont senator and could allow him to cut into the sizeable lead in the delegate count held by Hillary Clinton holds.
Before the Wisconsin primary, Clinton led Sanders 1,712 to 1,011, including superdelegates. To win the nomination, a candidate needs 2,383. Up for grabs in Wisconsin were 96 more delegates, which will be awarded on a proportional basis.
In the GOP race, meanwhile, Cruz’s victory in Wisconsin will likely provide the senator’s campaign, which had won only two contests since March 8 — the Utah and Idaho caucuses — with a huge boost heading into the New York primary later this month.
More importantly, it also advances the increasingly aggressive effort to prevent Trump from securing the 1,237 delegates he needs before the party’s July convention to win the Republican presidential nomination outright.
Before Wisconsin, Trump led Cruz in the total delegate count 737-475.