Super Tuesday: The Defining Moment for Party Nominations

By: Peter Lay

    Often, whichever candidate wins the most states on Super Tuesday goes on to win their respective party nomination. Super Tuesday is the day when 11 states have their primaries, which is why it is a very big deal for Presidential candidates.

    This year, as could be expected from previous primaries and media attention, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won the most states each, but arguably not as well as expected. They each won seven of the eleven states.

    On the republican side Trump won Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. Cruz won Alaska, Oklahoma, and Texas. Rubio only won Minnesota. Trump now has 384 delegates, Cruz 300, Rubio 151, and Kasich 37. Ben Carson dropped out of the race shortly following Super Tuesday after winning zero states.

    As for democrats Clinton won Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Sanders won Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Vermont. Clinton now has 1,130 delegates and Sanders has 499.


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