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Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

It’s Super Tuesday! Here’s a rundown of who is winning in the fourteen states voting today

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 ® Del­e­gatesType
Alaba­ma6050 ℗Open
Alas­ka Cau­cus ® N/A28 ℗Closed
Amer­i­can Samoa Cau­cus (D)10 N/AOpen
Arkansas3740 ℗Open
Col­orado Cau­cus­es7937 (Unbound)Closed
Democ­rats Abroad17 N/AClosed
Geor­gia11676 ℗Open
Mass­a­chu­setts11642 ℗Mixed
Min­neso­ta Cau­cus­es9338 ℗Open
North Dako­ta Cau­cus­es ®N/A28 (Unbound)Closed
Okla­homa4243 ℗Closed
Ten­nessee7658 ℗Open
Texas252155 (P*)Open
Ver­mont2616 ℗Open
Vir­ginia11049 ℗Open
Wyoming Cau­cus­es ® N/A29 (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

  1. Arkansas
  2. Alaba­ma
  3. Geor­gia
  4. Mass­a­chu­setts
  5. Ten­nessee
  6. Texas
  7. Vir­ginia

Win­ner: Bernie Sanders

  1. Ver­mont
  2. Okla­homa
  3. Min­neso­ta
  4. Col­orado

And now, the Repub­li­cans.

Win­ner: Don­ald Trump

  1. Alaba­ma
  2. Arkansas
  3. Mass­a­chu­setts
  4. Geor­gia
  5. Ten­nessee
  6. Ver­mont
  7. Vir­ginia

Win­ner: Ted Cruz

  1. Texas
  2. Okla­homa
  3. Alas­ka

Win­ner: Mar­co Rubio

  1. Min­neso­ta

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.

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One Comment

  1. So Hillary won the round but could­n’t deliv­er the knock­out punch.

    # by Mike Barer :: March 1st, 2016 at 11:09 PM