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
Editor's note: NBC News said it projects Republican Donald Trump won Pennsylvania, Maryland and Connecticut "by a significant margin." The network had the same characterization for Democrat Hillary Clinton's win in Maryland. The race between Clinton and Bernie Sanders has not been called in Pennsylvania, where the most Democratic delegates are at stake Tuesday night. We're also watching results from Delaware and Rhode Island. - Stephanie
Upcoming: Primary polls close in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island at 8 p.m. ET. We'll be watching the results and will stream the Democratic and Republican candidates' speeches.
Editor's note: Five Northeastern states – Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island – vote today in their respective presidential primaries; the Democrats have the biggest bounty of the day with 462 delegates, while Republicans will hand out 172. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is poised to sweep all five states, while Democrat Hillary Clinton is favored to win most or all of Tuesday's contests. Also in Maryland, a dozen Democratic candidates are competing to replace Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who opted not to run for re-election in the wake of last year's Freddie Gray protests, saying she wanted to spend the remainder of her term "focused on the city's future." State Sen. Catherine Pugh currently leads the race, according to recent polling. We'll be following these races and more all day, so be sure to follow our feed for the latest updates. - Rebecca
Delaware (/ˈdɛləwɛər/) is one of the Mid-Atlantic states located in the Northeast megalopolis region 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, after whom what is now called Cape Henlopen was originally named.
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.