Editor's note: All of tonight's U.S. presidential primary races have been called by media outlets. Hillary Clinton is projected to win the Democratic contests in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, and Bernie Sanders is projected to win in Rhode Island. On the GOP side, Donald Trump is projected to win all five states. - Stephanie
Editor's note: The Connecticut Democratic primary is the only remaining contest that media outlets have not called tonight. With 46 percent reporting, Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton, 50-48 percent, in the state according to AP. Clinton is projected to win Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Sanders is projected to win Rhode Island. In the GOP race, Donald Trump is projected to take all five states. - Stephanie
Editor's note: Donald Trump is projected to win all five of tonight's Republican primaries. Hillary Clinton is projected to win the Democratic primaries in Delaware and Maryland, but no calls have been made yet in the party's Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island contests. - Stephanie
Delaware (/ˈdɛləwɛər/) is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic and/or Northeastern regions of the United States. It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, to the northeast by New Jersey, and to the north by Pennsylvania. The state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor.
Delaware is in the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula and is the second smallest, the sixth least populous, but the sixth most densely populated of the 50 United States. Delaware is divided into three counties, the lowest number of counties of any state. From north to south, the three counties are New Castle, Kent, and Sussex. While the southern two counties have historically been predominantly agricultural, New Castle County has been more industrialized.
Before its coastline was explored by Europeans in the 16th century, Delaware was inhabited by several groups of Native Americans, including the Lenape in the north and Nanticoke in the south. It was initially colonized by Dutch traders at Zwaanendael, near the present town of Lewes, in 1631. Delaware was one of the 13 colonies participating in the American Revolution. On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby becoming known as The First State.