Bernie Sanders won 53 percent of the vote in Indiana. (via YouTube)

12:33 a.m. PST 5/4 : Watch Sanders and Trump make their victory speeches as well as a clip from Cruz’s big announcement below.

11:53 p.m. PST: Take a look at the final results from Indiana’s primary according to The New York Times’ interactive map.

6:24 p.m. PST: The Associated Press has called Bernie Sanders the winner of Indiana’s Democratic presidential primary. CBS reports what Sanders had to say:

“As of today, we have now won 17 primaries and caucuses. We have received some nine million votes. When we started this campaign, we were 60 points behind Secretary Clinton in national polls,” he said. “We end up winning the vote of people 45 years of age or younger. That is important because it tells me that the ideas that we are fighting for are the ideas for the future of America and the future of the Democratic Party.”

Although Hillary Clinton was expected to win the state, the loss isn’t tragic for the former secretary of state, according to The New York Times:

The outcome is unlikely to narrow Mr. Sanders’s delegate gap with Mrs. Clinton, but it does provide a lift for him during a difficult period. After a string of defeats, Mr. Sanders said last week that his campaign would lay off hundreds of staff members.

Mrs. Clinton holds a large enough lead in delegates that she is all but certain to claim the Democratic nomination. Indiana offered a test of whether she could win over some of the white working-class voters who have been drawn to Mr. Sanders.

6:06 p.m. PST: Donald Trump has won Indiana, according to The Associated Press. Following this news, Ted Cruz has announced he is ending his campaign. The Washington Post reports:

Cruz’s decision came after losing overwhelmingly to Trump in the Indiana primary, all but ensuring that real estate mogul will claim his party’s mantle at the Republican National Convention in July.

“I said I would continue on as long as there is a viable path to victory. Tonight, I’m sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed,” Cruz told a small group of supporters here Tuesday night. “Together we left it all on the field in Indiana. We gave it everything we got, but the voters chose another path.”

Cruz also said he would “continue to fight for liberty,” but did not address whether he would support Trump as the nominee.

John Kasich remains in the race.

Meanwhile, the results are still coming in on the Democratic side. Sanders now has a slight lead over Clinton, with almost 70 percent of precincts reporting.

3:45 p.m. PST: Results are rolling in. With only a few percentage of precincts reporting, Clinton and Trump are both in the lead of their respective primaries.

2:05 p.m. PST: Another Tuesday, another primary. This time, all eyes are on one state: Indiana. Voters will head to the polls until they close at 6 p.m. local time. Here’s a quick refresher on where the remaining candidates stand.

On the Republican side: Trump leads Cruz in the polls, and Indiana is seen as Cruz’s last chance to steal the nomination. A Cruz victory in Indiana may make a contested convention more likely this summer. A Trump win, however, would make Cruz’s path extremely difficult: As Vox notes, a Cruz loss on Tuesday would mean there is “very little reason to believe he can win California,” the biggest state left in the primary process. It’s also worth remembering that Kasich is not running in Indiana, thanks to a recent (and shaky) alliance between him and Cruz.

On the Democratic side: Although Sanders is practically out of the race due to delegate math, a win in Indiana could make it easier for him to make it to the highly anticipated California primary. Clinton, meanwhile, is leading slightly in the polls, despite having spent little time or money campaigning in Indiana. If Clinton loses in the state, it wouldn’t only help Sanders but would also reflect her weak popularity in mostly white states.

Polls close at 6 p.m. Eastern time in Indiana, and 6 p.m. Central time for a sliver of the state’s western edge. Check back here for updates.

–Posted by Emma Niles

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