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Tierney Sneed

Tierney Sneed is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked for U.S. News and World Report. She grew up in Florida and attended Georgetown University.

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Maryland state Sen. Jamie Raskin was projected by the Associated Press late Tuesday to be the winner in the Democratic primary for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District seat in race to replace Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), who launched a Senate bid this year.

The race broke records with the money spent by the many campaigns -- including the millions of dollars one of Raskin's rivals had poured into his own bid -- and the field featured an array of notable candidates.

In addition to serving in the Maryland legislature, Raskin is a law professor at American University.

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Hillary Clinton is projected to win the Delaware primary Tuesday. Her victory comes after polling showed her leading rival Bernie Sanders in the state. Her victory was called around 8:30 p.m. by MSNBC and ABC.

Delaware’s polling however was sparse compared to other states, and it showed the Democratic primary race to be tighter than the other contests being held Tuesday. So both campaigns paid considerable attention to Delaware.

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With his win projected in Delaware, Donald Trump has swept all five northeastern states holding primaries Tuesday. His victory in the Delaware was called by MSNBC and CNN at around 8:30 p.m, after Trump wins were declared in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maryland.

Trump was polling strongly in Delaware and the other mid-Atlantic states hosting primaries Tuesday. He is expected to rack up delegates as the GOP primary makes its final turn towards July’s Republican National Convention.

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Update at 5:13 p.m.: ACLU attorney Julie Ebenstein confirmed to TPM that the group and other organizations involved in the challenge to North Carolina's 2013 voting restrictions have filed an appeal with the the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals of a district court's decision upholding the law.

The voting right groups involved in a legal challenge to a bundle of North Carolina voting restrictions say they will move quickly to appeal the district court decision issued Monday that upheld the 2013 law.

An appeal, which could be filed as soon as today, would go to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which in 2014 ruled in favor of the voting rights groups when they sought a preliminary injunction on some provisions of the law, a decision that was later overturned by the Supreme Court.

In his decision Monday, U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder upheld the law on the basis that North Carolina has "provided legitimate State interests" in implementing the restrictions. He said that when it came to those who said the law burden their ability to vote there was "strong evidence that some other reason is at play for the failure of these persons to register and/or vote."

His 485-page decision was a exhaustive examination of the evidence presented in the high-profile trial the unfolded in July 2015 and January 2016

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