We are now out of February, and into the second month of nominating season. The presidential sweepstakes continue with Super Tuesday, one of the most important events on the calendar. Eleven states are holding primaries and caucuses today. Most of those states have both Democratic and Republican contests, but a few only have contests between candidates from one of the two major parties.
Here’s the list:
|State/Territory||# of (D) Delegates||# of (R) Delegates||Type|
|Alaska Caucus (R)||N/A||28 (P)||Closed|
|American Samoa Caucus (D)||10||N/A||Open|
|Colorado Caucuses||79||37 (Unbound)||Closed|
|Minnesota Caucuses||93||38 (P)||Open|
|North Dakota Caucuses (R)||N/A||28 (Unbound)||Closed|
|Wyoming Caucuses (R)||N/A||29 (Unbound)||Closed|
And here’s a rundown of mass media projections so far. These are current as of midnight Pacific Time (first moments of March 2nd). We’ll begin with the Democrats:
Winner: Hillary Clinton
Winner: Bernie Sanders
And now, the Republicans.
Winner: Donald Trump
Winner: Ted Cruz
Winner: Marco Rubio
Several states have not reported any results yet, so there will be more contests to add these columns as the night goes on. So far, though, frontrunners Clinton and Trump have routed their opponents in several major states.
Clinton and Sanders have both spoken to their supporters as of 6:06 PM Pacific. Clinton basked in the glow of victory in half a dozen states, while Sanders relished his big win in his home state of Vermont and vowed to push on. Both candidates mostly hewed to themes and lines from their stump speeches. Sanders spoke from Burlington, Vermont, while Clinton spoke from Miami, Florida.
Establishment darling Marco Rubio, who has yet to win a single state (though he was ahead in Arkansas for awhile earlier tonight and could win Minnesota) began speaking around the same time that Hillary Clinton wrapped up her remarks.
MARCH 2ND MIDNIGHT UPDATE: Projections for all states are now in.
Frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had very good nights, with each winning seven states. Bernie Sanders won four states, while Ted Cruz won three and Marco Rubio won one. Republicans John Kasich and Ben Carson did not win any states, though Kasich was competitive with Trump in Vermont.
Six states and Puerto Rico have nominating events this weekend. Most of those events are caucuses. Louisiana, however, will be holding a primary.