Super Tuesday Results: Good News and Bad
Super Tuesday reaped good rewards for some candidates, and little hope for others.
On the Democrat side, Hillary Clinton held massive support, claiming 7 states to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders 4 states.
Out of 2,383 delegates needed to secure the nomination, Clinton holds 1,001 with Sanders feeling the burn at 371.
The Republicans are watching Donald Trump gain large margins with his securing 316 delegates of 1,237 needed for the nomination.
Ted Cruz did surprisingly well, mostly due to his winning his home state of Texas. He currently sits at 226 delegates.
Marco Rubio won a single state, Minnesota, and holds 106 delegates. Not counting himself out as yet, Rubio is hoping for a big show of support in his home state of Florida on March 15th.
Kasich and Carson are dragging out the inevitable by staying in the race. They have both showed poorly through Super Tuesday with Kasich totaling 25 delegates and Carson totaling 8.
The next week will host multiple state caucuses as well as a few state primaries. Idaho will primary the Republican party on Tuesday, March 8, with the Democrats holding a caucus on March 22.
Ted Cruz has already recognized the importance of Idaho by scheduling a visit this Saturday in Coeur d’Alene. He will be at the Kootenai Fairgrounds that afternoon, with Redoubt News planning to live-stream the event on the internet.
Though not guaranteed at this stage, it does seem likely that Clinton and Trump will have the final battle for the White House. Conventions for the two parties will not be held until July, so the coming months will hold much entertainment for the country’s citizens.
The Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18-21, 2016.
The Democratic National Convention is scheduled for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 25-28, 2016.