Clinton and Trump Dominate Super Tuesday



Democratic primary presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a rally at the Javis Center convention hall in New York on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Matthew Leto, Staff Writer

Super Tuesday
Eleven states around the country casted their vote for their respected party affiliation nominee Tuesday evening. Some candidates blossomed, some candidates hit rock bottom, and one candidate announced they’re dropping from the race.

Donald Trump – Trump had a relative good night, winning seven of the eleven states balloting Tuesday evening, as well as three second place finishes.  Trump’s triumph resulted in the 319 delegates he now posses with a decisive victory in Georgia’s primary.

Ted Cruz – Cruz had an impressive win in the Texas primary and the Oklahoma and Alaska primaries. Cruz is now in a strong second position with 226 delegates.

Marco Rubio – Rubio won the state of Minnesota to stay alive in the Republican race. Most analysts believe if Rubio does not win his home state, Florida, he will not become the Republican nominee and will most likely drop out.

Ben Carson and John Kasich – Carson and Kasich had a rough night with no victories for any of the states balloting. Carson appears to have had enough and is dropping out of the Republican race. Kasich will remain in the race because he believes he still has a chance, if he can secure a victory in his home state: Ohio.

Hillary Clinton – Clinton had another stellar night, by winning seven of the eleven states balloting. Clinton now holds a huge lead over Senator Sanders with 1,052 delegates with crucial victories in Texas and Massachusetts.

Bernie Sanders – Sanders won more states that most analysts had expected him to do with four: Oklahoma, Vermont, Colorado and Minnesota. Sanders is still in the race with 427 delegates.

Final Count
For the republicans, the race is far from over. Trump has a huge lead with 319 delegates, however to win the Republican nominee a candidate needs 1,237 delegates.
For the democrats, Senator Sanders needs to make a move soon, or Clinton will continue to dominate, as she moves closer to the 2,383 delegates she needs to become the Democrat nominee.