Super Tuesday proves big for Clinton, Trump

Super Tuesday proves big for Clinton, Trump

Felicia Dattilo, Staff Writer

Super Tuesday, the day during the primary election when a large number of states hold their nominating contests, was held this year on March 1st. The election, held by mostly southern states, included Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia. The election is held for both Republicans and Democrats, and this year 661 Republican delegates and 865 Democratic delegates were up for grabs. This year, Trump took seven states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusettes, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. Cruz took Alaska, Oklahoma, and Texas; Rubio was the only other candidate to win, taking only Minnesota. In the Democratic race, Hilary Clinton took Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, while Bernie Sanders took Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Vermont.
Once again, Donald Trump has proved that he has a large chance of taking the Republican nomination. Trump has shown that he can secure votes from many different demographics. From the Reagan Democrats in New Hampshire and Massachusetts to the evangelicals in America’s Bible Belt. Clinton’s wins in the south also solidify that she may take the Democratic nomination. As election day draws closer, it becomes more likely that this years 2016 presidential race will come down to Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton.