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On the other side, for example in Pennsylvania yesterday, exit polls showed 58-percent of Republicans think their primary has been divisive and destructive to their chances of eventually electing a Republican president, and with good reason because it is chaotic on the other side. They are still scrounging around, really looking for the least worst option, which is how most voters on the republican side made their choice yesterday. It's a pretty stark contrast.

BARTIROMO: Well, you know what, Debbie, I got to say, I'm just looking at this story right now, and obviously I meant Secretary Clinton, pardon me, this exclusive data that Breitbart is reporting, "Democratic turnout collapses, down more than 4.5 million, nearly 20-percent, in 2016 versus 2008." We are clearly seeing the numbers, Debbie, in terms of voter turnout way down, and Breitbart is saying it is down 20-percent since the last contested election. Why do you think voter turnout has been dropped so much on the Democratic side?

SCHULTZ: Well, if you remember, in 2008 we had a multi-candidate field for a good long while, until the end, and, you know, towards the end it is head to head between then Senators Clinton and Obama. The Republicans had 17 candidates, double-digit candidates for quite some time. So we've had a pretty consistent race between people for a long while, but the real indicator is that, when asked about their level of enthusiasm and what the primary has done for that enthusiasm, voters have said they support and are excited about supporting either one of our candidates.

You can see in Wisconsin, in New York and now in yesterday's primaries, republican voters said this primary has actually been disruptive to our desire to come out and vote. On top of that we can see how chaotic it has been. They are still likely to head for a contested convention and there is very little enthusiasm because when you're going to the polls to vote for your least worst option -


SCHULTZ: -- that doesn't bode well for your chances of success in November.

BARTIROMO: So I guess you think in the general election, at the end of the day, you think they'll come out. They're going to come out, even though voter turnout is down right now, you think at some point, you know, it's going to resonate and they're going to be out for the general election?

SCHULTZ: Of course; the dynamic in the primary is very different than the dynamic head to head in the general election; and, look, there are going to be people motivated about their excitement for supporting our candidate.

And let's make no mistake, presuming that the likely outcome is that Donald Trump is there nominee, he has so alienated large groups of voters, that the Republicans themselves, Maria, in 2012, if you remember, in their autopsy, said that they had to bring back into the fold or attract their candidates or they would never win another presidential election. So they haven't done anything, on the contrary, to fix the problems they acknowledged they had after 2012. They have made them worse.

BARTIROMO: Yes, it's pretty extraordinary actually. I want your take on what was said last night because in a victory speech last night, Donald Trump suggested Bernie Sanders should run as an independent; listen to this.



TRUMP: The Democrats have treated Bernie very badly, and frankly, I think he should run as an Independent.


BARTIROMO: What do you think is behind that, Congresswoman? Has the Democratic Party treated Senator Sanders unfairly? First answer that, and what about Trump's notion that he should run as an Independent?

SCHULTZ: No; and gosh, I really appreciate Donald Trump's advice -


SCHULTZ: -- that's so nice of him -

BARTIROMO: Right. Right.

SCHULTZ: -- to give us that feedback.

What I am looking forward to is that when we get to the end of this primary nominating contest, we are going to do as, we have always done; come back together, unify and focus on what both our candidates understand is absolutely critical, and that is making sure we can move our country forward, build on the economic progress we've had, and if you ask, and they have been repeatedly ask, either one of our candidates they both very clearly say they understand what is at stake in this election and that either one would support the other. I'll note that Bernie Sanders, in particular, the other day, said he would do everything he could to make sure that none of the Republican candidates would become president.

BARTIROMO: And Hillary last night, basically, gave an olive branch to Bernie Sanders supporters who felt like - she was look, there is more that we agree on than disagree on. We were having this debate yesterday. I wonder how you see it; a lot of people feel like, look, once we know Secretary Clinton is the nomi -- gets the nomination where do those Bernie Sanders supporters go? I mean, some people believe they're going to go to Trump.

SCHULTZ: Well, I mean, come on. Our voters are supporting either one of our candidates because they know that we have been through 73 straight months of job growth in the private sector; that Republican policies plunged us, under the Bush Administration, into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression; and their candidates are talking about taking us back to those economic policies.

Our voters understand that we've made progress, that preserving and protecting that progress is essential in building on it and that would only occur with supporting either one of our candidates if they become the nominee; and they certainly understand, on top of all that, that you have the most extreme, and particularly with Donald Trump, misogynistic, bigoted, really outrageous candidate for president, certainly in modern times, and that's the last thing that will earn their support.

BARTIROMO: All right; real quick, before we let you go Congresswoman, you've got Indiana coming. You've got California right after. What is most important; how do you prepare going into the next contest?

SCHULTZ: Well, I'll leave that to the candidates to decide. I mean, they are focused on their own strategy. While we prepare at the DNC, and we continue to prepare to support our eventual nominee and get ready for the general election, working with our state parties across the country to begin to stand up, coordinate a campaign and getting ready to make sure we can push the launch button as soon as we have a presumptive nominee.

BARTIROMO: All right; we'll be watching. Congresswoman, good to see you.

SCHULTZ: Thanks.

BARTIROMO: Thanks so much for joining us.

SCHULTZ: You too.

BARTIROMO: Debbie Wasserman Schultz there this morning on a big victory last night for Secretary Clinton.

Coming up, food fears taking a toll on Chipotle, forcing the company to report its first ever quarterly loss as a public company; what it means for the once Wall Street darling, Chipotle; then, from one loss to another. iPhone sales on the decline, pushing Apple on the first revenue decline in 13 years. Is this the new normal or just the perfect time to buy? We'll take a closer look at Apple's quarter; back in a moment. Stay with us.


BARTIROMO: Welcome back; the family of Prince trying to settle his affairs with no affair, as the weight of his sudden death sets in. Cheryl Casone with the headlines right now; Cheryl, good morning.

CHERYL CASONE, FBN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Maria. This could be something else, if this is true. (HEADLINES)

BARTIROMO: All right, Cheryl; thank you. Up next, the Super Tuesday 3 results are in. Straight ahead, we break down the top issues that were on voters minds. We're taking a look at exit poll data you will see; next. Then, Chobani already a favorite on the breakfast scene. Now the yogurt maker becoming an employee favorite with a brand-new corporate perk; we've got the details. Stay with us.


BARTIROMO: Welcome back; well, it was a sweep. Donald Trump sweeping all five states last night. It's what was on voters' minds though that matters most come November. Dagen McDowell this morning on the exit poll data. Over to you, Dagen.

MCDOWELL: Thank, Maria; good morning to you, and everybody out there.

So we know that Ted Cruz has struggled with suburban voters, with non- religious voters; but he has some bigger problems if you look at one poll out of Pennsylvania. So people were asked, "if, insert the candidate's name here, is elected president, which best describes your feelings about what he would do in office, concern or scared if elected president." 58- percent said they would be concerned or scared if Ted Cruz was elected president; just 36-percent for Donald Trump. So there is hesitancy there. Certainly you saw the overall numbers.

Then, you see more and more republicans say if somebody comes into the convention with not necessarily a majority of delegates, but with the most votes in the primaries then they should be the nominee, they should be the candidate. If no majority, the GOP should nominate the candidate who has the most votes. That 70-percent in Pennsylvania; it was 65-percent in Maryland; and 67-percent in Connecticut. So more and more GOP voters think if you have the most votes you should get the nomination. 1237, not as important. Back to you, Maria.

BARTIROMO: You know, Dagen, that was really amazing because not only are they afraid of Ted Cruz but the numbers that you just put up, 51-percent were afraid of John Kasich.

MCDOWELL: Exactly; oh, and just really quickly Donald Trump, women. He got 50-percent or more of the female vote in the major states that had exit polls, so Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania; significant, not quite 59-percent in New York but coming close.

BARTIROMO: Good one there. Robbie, what do you think about all of this? The exit data always tell us, really, what drives voters.

VOORHAUS: Yes, I think when you see Ted Cruz says he is blaming the media because he is not winning, Donald Trump says that women don't like Hillary Clinton and yet you look at Mary Pat behind him and she rolled her eyes. I think that what we are seeing is Donald Trump is, like you said, a steamroller. He's just going to keep going and Hillary Clinton will do what she wants to do, and I think the exit polls tell us exactly what we feel in our gut.

BARTIROMO: Yeah; I mean, Ted Cruz's campaign, Morgan Ortagus, keeps saying there is a path, there is a path to get the nomination; but the more we see what happened last night, the less it looks that way. Then, look at this exit poll data that Dagen just brought us, people are afraid of Ted Cruz.

MORGAN ORTAGUS, NATIONAL CO-CHAIR, MAVERICK PAC: You now it's interesting because Cruz has been saying over the past few weeks that Trump and his supporters should not be whining about the delegate process, and I really thing that the Cruz campaign has to apply their own logic here. You know, if he can seal the deal with the American voters, it is not John Kasich's fault. It's not the media's fault. It's his fault, and his campaign's fault.


VOORHAUS: That's right.

ORTAGUS: So Trump has the opportunity to wrap this up and to get to 1237 and I feel strongly for both Trump and Cruz if you can get to 1237, or if you can keep him from 1237, congratulations. Good for you; but no whining, right, for either of them. They're both accusing each other of doing the same thing.

BARTIROMO: When you heard Donald Trump last night, in the victory speech, also doing this olive branch to Bernie Sanders, he has a strategy. He'd like to break things up in the democratic party. He's obviously looking toward the general election, Robbie.

VOORHAUS: He's on the way; and if you think that he didn't announce his presidency until June, we are not even into a year of Donald Trump's campaign -

BARTIROMO: Yes, you're right. It was June, that's right.

VOORHAUS: You know, this time last year we were talking about Rand Paul. Look, it's so strong. It' so - it's the "Thrilla to Manilla". It's going to be two BMU's fighting it out and it's going to be ugly.

ORTAGUS: It's completely antidotal evidence, but I can't tell you how many Bernie Sanders supporters told me they would consider voting for Donald Trump.

VOORHAUS: Exactly. Exactly.

BARTIROMO: So you do think Bernie Sanders supporters -

VOORHAUS: Exactly.

BARTIROMO: -- some of them, will go to Trump? I just asked Debbie Wasserman Schultz and she said, "come on."

ORTAGUS: This is not scientific; this is my own musings -


ORTAGUS: -- and speaking with Sanders supporters; but absolutely. I was floored first time I heard it. So the question is, can Trump make up with the Bernie Sanders supporters and blue class workers, can he make up what he's losing with women and independents?

BARTIROMO: That is the question. Take a short break; Chobani employees got a big surprise, meanwhile. Why the yogurt maker's CEO is giving away stock in the company, that's straight ahead. Later, Apple reports a disappointing iPhone sales, what that means for the company's future coming us; we will bring you the numbers. Stay with us; busy morning this morning on "Mornings with Maria".


BARTIROMO: Welcome back, everybody. Good morning. I'm Maria Bartiromo. It is Wednesday, April 27th. Your top stories right now at 6:30 a.m. on the east coast.

Super Tuesday 3 in the books. Donald Trump sweeping all five contests last night. Hillary Clinton took four out of five states. Ted Cruz not going down without a fight. Now he blames the media.


SENATOR TED CRUZ (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: The media is going to say the race is over. The media is going to say Donald Trump is the Republican nominee. And so the media has told us the candidates in this race, the Republicans and Democrats, they are both going to be New York liberals.

DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I want to thank the media. The media has really covered me very fair for the last two hours. No, they've been fair over the last few weeks.


BARTIROMO: Well, it is true it ain't over until it's over, right. We will breakdown the exit polls this morning to bring you the latest delegate count straight ahead.

A cloud still hanging over Hillary Clinton meanwhile, that is her e-mail investigation. A new report now says that the State Department hid a key piece of evidence for two years.

A big surprise to work with that Chobani Yogurt. An ownership has taken the company. For some the shares are valued at more than a million dollars.

Apple stock meanwhile, the technology company reporting weak earnings last night and really setting the tone this morning.

Twitter shares down 13 percent after first quarter revenue came in below expectations. Both Twitter and Apple looking weaker this morning setting a tone for weakness at the start of trading.

Let's take the broader markets this morning. We are expecting a lower opening for the Dow Jones Industrial Average expected down about 40 points. Nasdaq looking down about 50 points given the weakness in technology.

Aside from earnings investors are also waiting on the Federal Reserve. We'll get a decision on interest rates today at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time and of course, we'll carry live that for you.

A big night for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Now it's on to Indiana. That is where we find Fox News' John Roberts right now. John, good morning to you.

JOHN ROBERTS, FOX NEWS: Good morning. One of the most iconic places in all of America, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, hundreds running in the Indy 500 coming up on Memorial Day.

You know, politics very much like a car race. You got a huge field. There is breakdown. Some people crash and they go round and round in circles until eventually you have a winner.

Donald Trump took a step closer to becoming the winner last night. That huge victory in five states winning every county and now he's got his sights set on Indiana because this is the place where the never-Trump folks are going to try to stop him.

Donald Trump has got a big rally later on this afternoon, this evening with Bobby Knight, the famous coach of the Hoosiers and Trump basically saying last night, you know, this idea that they want me to change, become more presidential? Why should I change what's working? Here is Trump.


TRUMP: I started off at 17. I am down. Now I'm winning and it's over. As far as I'm concerned it's over. These two guys cannot win. There is no path. So why would I change?

You know, if you have a football team and you're winning and then you get to the Super Bowl, you don't change your quarterback, right? So I'm not changing.


ROBERTS: Ted Cruz, though, is going to say, "I'm the person to go with." Even though it's difficult for him to make that case after the magnitude of Trump's victory last night.

Indiana is a state that sets up well for him. It's got a large Evangelical population about 31 percent. Hoping for a Wisconsin style come from behind victory. Reaching to voters in Indiana last night at the iconic Hoosier Gym to throw in with me and I'll deliver you a victory. Here is Cruz.


CRUZ: Together the people of Indiana are going to send a powerful signal to the media, a powerful signal to the Washington establishment that the chosen candidate of Washington, the chosen candidate of big money and the lobbyists, they are not going to decide the Republican nominee. It is going to be we the people.


ROBERTS: One big question, you remember in Wisconsin about a week before the primary, Governor Scout Walker endorsed Cruz. Will Governor Mike Pence of Indiana endorse him or will he sit on the sidelines. Something, Maria, we'll be watching for in the hours to come.

BARTIROMO: For sure. John, Thanks so much. We will keep watching that. John Roberts there.

I want to bring "The Weekly Standard" staff writer, Michael Warren right now along with "Daily Beast" political reporter, Betsy Woodruff. Good to see you both. Thanks so much for joining us. Betsy, kick us off here with your observations from last night.

BETSY WOODRUFF, "THE DAILY BEAST": What struck me is just how bad last night was for the opposition to Donald Trump. I mean, the reality is he didn't just sweep these five states. He won majorities in all five of them and he won double digit victories.

I spoke with a number of the leaders of the anti-Trump movement throughout the day and evening yesterday. They all said we are braced for this. It's baked into our plan. We knew it was coming.

But the reality is in this coming week, Trump is going to be able to say as he barnstorms through Indiana or California that Cruz and Kasich aren't competitive and aren't serious.

When your campaign message is that the delegate math is actually maybe somehow in your favour and that the convention rules might give you some sort of way out, some sort of parachute, you are in big trouble.

And it's hard to pitch voters on the competitiveness or seriousness of your candidate.

BARTIROMO: Michael Warren, your thoughts. Weigh in here. Because you know, it's interesting to note that continuing economy worries really seem to be driving voters on both sides.

MICHAEL WARREN, "THE WEEKLY STANDARD": That's right. It's the number one issue according to exit polls. Donald Trump does really well among Republicans who care most about the economy.

I was struck by just sort of how the feeling at least in these five states of the Republican voters coalescing around Donald Trump. I was hearing this from Republican insiders in Washington as well.

This idea that Donald Trump is bringing on Paul Manafort, a well-known figure in Republican establishment circles. This was giving a lot of Republican votes this kind of feeling of OK, the plane is landing.

Donald Trump is sort of inevitable now and the voters, again, a much smaller turnout than in previous primaries in these recent five states. But the voters seemed to be coalescing with the Republican establishment on this.

I agree with Betsy. This is a really tough road for Ted Cruz or John Kasich for the matter (inaudible).

BARTIROMO: Dagen, it took a while, but they are finally getting behind. It feels like the parties are uniting.

DAGEN MCDOWELL, FOX BUSINESS: It's the psychology of what happens after a major blowout win like you saw in New York particularly with Donald Trump who has run all along on I'm a winner get behind a winner.

Do not underestimate the momentum that Trump had after New York and now moving into Indiana. He is leading in the polls in Indiana over Ted Cruz and I'll point to just Pennsylvania.

He was polling at about 30 percent three weeks ago. He delivered more than 56 percent of the vote in Pennsylvania and he won every age group and every income group in that state where John Kasich was born. So again, very powerful.

ROBBIE VORHAUS, VORHAUS MEDIA FOUNDER: I look for passion. I speak to Trump supporters and I haven't seen this passion in years. You speak to the Clinton people. They are buried in their heads. The Trump people are buried in their hearts. So it's almost like it doesn't matter what Donald Trump says, they believe in him. For what Hillary says it's only reason not to vote for her.

MORGAN ORTAGUS, MAVERICK PAC CO-CHAIR: The big loser last night to give Cruz some fairness, he never claimed that he was going to do well in the northeast states. This was not his battleground.

This is supposed to be where Kasich was really supposed to have a shot and he clearly failed miserably. I continue to not see any sort of justification for him going forward.

Indiana, as you said, Dagen, is definitely Cruz's (inaudible). Trump is going to win California, probably handle it. I don't see a path for Cruz if he doesn't find a way to pull up Indiana.

MCDOWELL: He needs to pull it off in a Wisconsin like way and it doesn't look like he's going to be able to do that.

BARTIROMO: Michael and Betsy, let me ask you. What do you make of this election data compiled by Breitbart, which basically says voter turnout on the Democratic side was down 4.5 million, 20 percent versus 2008 when obviously the turnout was huge with Barack Obama?

WOODRUFF: It's not a huge surprise. It just indicates how weak and how little energy there is. Overall, sort of within the Democratic Party. One thing that struck me last night was the fact that the Democratic establishment had a really good evening.

Not just in Hillary winning four out of five contest, but also in Pennsylvania where the Senate candidate of the Democratic Party establishment won and also in Maryland where we saw the same thing.

Chris Van Hollen, a more establishment, moderate business friendly guy, hand the latest (inaudible) Donna Edwards, the more progressive candidate.

So what we are seeing is that the less exciting, less sexy, less dramatic forces of the Democratic Party are actually the ones that are winning. That's where the energy is.

The energy is on the side of the party that ultimately is probably to be less impactful as far as growing it getting young folks involved. In terms of progressives, it's not there.

BARTIROMO: Final word from you, Michael Warren.

WARREN: Yes, well, you know, I think it's interesting. You know, we look at the enthusiasm on the Republican side and that must mean very good things for Republicans in the general election.

I think things actually kind of change completely once the nominees are decided. Democrats have a real big motivator and Donald Trump being the Republican nominee.

That's going to be something that they don't have an exciting candidate at the top of the ticket if Hillary Clinton does go on to win.

But they do have a really exciting enemy to go after. I do think enemies of politics are more motivating than inspirational (inaudible).

BARTIROMO: Yes, that's a good point. That's basically what Debbie Wasserman Schultz said as well. We will leave it there. Betsy Woodruff, Michael Warren, good to see you both. Thanks so much.

Coming up, a bombshell of the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal meanwhile. Reports show that the State Department was hiding a key Benghazi e-mail. We've got it.

And then the CEO of yogurt company, Chobani giving a very special gift to 2000 employees. Details on that straight ahead.

Don't forget "Wall Street Week" getting new life on Fox Business Network airing on the weekends, Friday night at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and then again on Saturday and Sunday mornings right here on the Fox Business Network hosted by our very own Anthony Scaramucci and Gary Kaminsky. Catch it this weekend on the Fox Business Network. Back in a moment.


BARTIROMO: Welcome back. New developments in the Hillary Clinton e-mail controversy. Cheryl Casone with the details on that and the other headlines. Good morning to you, Cheryl.

CHERYL CASONE, FOX BUSINESS: Good morning, Maria. Well, conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, claims the State Department was held a vital e-mail for two years that would have exposed the existence of a private server.

The group successfully sued in federal court for Clinton's e-mails and now claims one e-mail was withheld from them because it showed that she was conducting State Department business on a personal server. She was e- mailing Cheryl Mills (ph), by the way. A State Department official calling this delay an administrative error.

I want to show you some dramatic video of a hero cop at a surface. It happened in New Jersey after motorists reported concern about a man that was walking through traffic next to a bridge and possibly putting himself in danger. I want to watch this.


CASONE: Maria, as you can see, he stopped him from dropping off that bridge. This hero cop is Sergeant Greg Bogart. He's an 18-year veteran of the Riverdale Police Department. That was the dashcam video from his police cruiser.

Finally, we are talking about this pretty cool, the CEO of yogurt company Chobani given a very special gift to his 2,000 employees, shares in the company. They were handed packets detailing how many shares they will get, which can converted into cash if Chobani goes public based on the $3 billion valuation. The average payout would be $150,000. Maria, some employees could have shares worth over a million dollars. Back to you.

BARTIROMO: That is a great story. You know, very generous of the company to give away such a large stake to its employees, Morgan Ortagus, but the fact is once these employees have that stake when the company does go public, they will work that much harder and be that much more committed knowing that their futures are part of it.

ORTAGUS: I think it's a fabulous story. I love the yogurt. I eat all the time actually. But I think this is the kind of thing in corporate America that sells to millennialis. It sells to people who want to have a positive message about business and what they are doing.