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The Race Is On After Super Tuesday 1, 2 & 3: Clinton, Trump Showdown At The End Is Likely

The Race Is On After Super Tuesday 1, 2 & 3: Clinton, Trump Showdown At The End Is Likely

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The Race Is On After Super Tuesday 1, 2 & 3: Clinton, Trump Showdown At The End Is Likely

Super Tuesday has been critical for all presidential candidates. Collectively, it’s secured them more delegates than any other days for primaries and caucuses. There are big winners here and even bigger losers. One even ended up calling it quits after an upsetting loss recently.

It is becoming more and more likely that there will be a Clinton-Trump showdown at the very end.

During Super Tuesday 1 for the Republicans, controversial candidate Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz ended up sweeping most of the victories. In Alabama where 50 delegates were at stake, Trump managed to get 43.4 percent of the votes or 371,735 along with 36 delegates. On the other hand, Cruz came in second here with 21.1 percent of the votes or 180,608. He also managed to get 13 delegates. Coming in for a relatively close third was Florida Senator Marco Rubio. He managed to get 18.7 percent or 159,802 votes along with a single delegate. Meanwhile, nominee Ben Carson came in a distant fourth with 10.2 percent or 87,517 votes and no delegates. At the same time, Ohio Governor John Kasich also failed to secure any delegates here. He also got the least votes with just 4.4 percent or 37,970.

On the other hand, Cruz cruised to victory in Alaska albeit by a small margin. He won the Alaska caucus with 36.4 percent or 7.973 votes. He also managed to secure 12 delegates of the 28 available here. Meanwhile, Trump came a close second with 33.5 percent of the votes or 7,346. he also managed to secure 11 delegates. Here, Rubio came a distant third with 15.1 percent or 3,318 votes and five delegates. Carson and Kasich both failed to secure delegates again here. However, Carson’s numbers were relatively close to Rubio’s with 10.9 percent or 2,401 votes. Meanwhile, Kasich only landed 4.1 percent of the votes or 892.

In Arkansas, Trump was pronounced the winner by AP with 99 percent reporting. The businessman managed to secure 133,144 votes or 32.8 percent along with 16 of the 40 delegates available. Meanwhile, Cruz came in second again with 30.5 percent of the votes or 123,873. Here, Rubio came in third with 24.9 percent of the votes or 101, 235 along with 9 delegates. Both Carson and Kasich failed to secure delegates or impressive number of votes here. Carson only managed to get 5.7 of the votes or 23,173 while Kasich got 3.7 percent of the votes or 15,098.

In Georgia, Trump finished first once again with 38.8 percent of the votes or 501,707. He also managed to secure 40 of the 76 delegates available here. Meanwhile, Rubio managed to come in second with 24.4 percent of the votes or 315,979 along with 14 delegates. Not far behind from Rubio was Cruz with 23.6 percent of the votes or 305,109. On the other hand, Carson and Kasich did not secure any delegates here again. Carson ended up with 6.2 percent of the votes or 80,503 and Kasich with 5.6 percent of the votes or 72,303.

In Massachusetts, Trump was declared with the winner as well with 99 percent reporting. He secured 49.3 percent of the votes or 311,313 along with 22 of the 42 available delegates here. Coming in a distant second was Kasich with just 18 percent of the votes or 113,783 and 8 delegates. Meanwhile, Rubio’s numbers are very close to Kasich with 17.9 percent of the votes and 112,822. He also managed to tie with Rubio for the secured delegates. On the other hand, Cruz, who had managed to stay in the top two in other states, only managed a very distant fourth place here. He finished with 9.6 percent or 60,473 votes as well as 4 delegates while Carson failed to secure any delegates and managed just 2.6 percent of the votes or 16,277.

In Minnesota, Rubio manages to secure a Super Tuesday win. With 96 percent reporting, he managed to secure 36.5 percent of the votes or 41,126 along with 17 of the 38 delegates available. Meanwhile, Cruz came in second here with 29 percent of the votes or 32,684 and 13 delegates. Coming in third was Trump with 21.3 percent of the votes or 24,018 and eight delegates. Once again, Carson and Kasich failed to secure delegates and more votes here. Carson ended up with just 7.3 percent of the votes or 8,233 while Kasich did worst with 5.8 percent or 6,488.

In Oklahoma, Cruz proves to be the winner with 34.4 percent of the votes or 157,941. He also managed to secure 15 of the 43 delegates available. Meanwhile, Trump came in second with 28.3 percent of the votes or 130,141 along with 13 delegates. Not so far behind, Rubio secured 26 percent of the votes or 119,562 along with 12 delegates. At the bottom of the pack here were Carson and Kasich who failed to secure any delegates. Carson ended up with 6.2 percent of the votes or 28,572 while Kasich only got 3.6 percent of the votes or 16,515.

In Tennessee, Trump returned to his winning ways as he secured 38.9 percent of the votes or 332,702. He also secured 33 of the 58 delegates available. Meanwhile, Cruz came in second with 24.7 percent of the votes or 211,159 and 16 delegates while Rubio came in a relatively close third with 21.2 percent of the votes or 180,989. Once again, both Carson and Kasich failed to secure any delegates here. They’ve also gotten the lowest of votes. Carson ended up with 7.6 percent of the votes or 64,846 while Kasich got 5.3 percent of the votes or 45,243.

In Texas, Cruz got enough love from his home state to secure a win. He managed to get 43.8 percent of the votes or 1,239,370. He also managed to secure 104 of the 155 delegates available here. On the other hand, Trump managed to get second place with 26.7 percent of the votes or 757,618 along with 48 delegates. Rubio came in a distant third place with 17.7 percent of the votes or 502,223 and 3 delegates. Meanwhile, Kasich and Carson also failed to get any delegates here. However, Kasich managed to secure 4.2 percent of the votes or 120,257 votes while Carson also got 4.2 percent of the votes or 117,780.

In Vermont, Trump managed to pull away just enough to score a win with 32.7 percent of the votes or 19,968. Kasich had managed to close the lead here with 30.4 percent of the votes or 18,543. Of the 16 delegates available here, Trump and Kasich managed to secure eight each. That means, Rubio Cruz and Carson failed to secure any delegates. Rubio got 19.3 percent of the votes or 11,778. Meanwhile, Cruz got 9.7 percent of the votes or 5,929 while Carson got 4.2 percent of the votes or 2,544.

In Virginia, Trump emerged the winner again with 34.7 percent of the votes and 355,960. He also managed to secure 17 delegates of the 49 available here. Rubio came in a close second with 31.9 percent of the votes or 327,042 along with 16 delegates. Coming in third was Cruz with 16.9 percent of the votes or 173,193 and eight delegates. Meanwhile, Kasich got 9.4 percent of the votes or 96,519 and five delegates while Carson got 5.9 percent of the votes or 60,093 and three delegates.

In the Democrat side, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders managed to score victories during the first Super Tuesday. In Alabama, Clinton won with 77.8 percent of the votes or 309,928. She also managed to secure 44 delegates of the 53 available. Meanwhile, Sanders secured 19.2 percent of the votes or 76,399.

In Arkansas, Clinton won again with 66.3 percent of the votes or 144,580. She also secured 22 of the 32 delegates available here. On the other hand, Sanders got 29.7 percent of the votes or 64,868 along with 10 delegates.

In Colorado, Sanders emerged the winner with 59 percent of the votes or 72,115. He also secured 38 of the 66 delegates available. Meanwhile, Clinton managed to secure 40.3 percent of the votes or 49,314. She managed to secure 28 delegates here.

In Georgia, Clinton was declared winner as she managed to secure 71.3 percent of the votes or 543,008. She also got 73 of the 102 delegates available. In contrast, Sanders only got 28.2 percent of the votes or 214,332 along with 29 delegates.

In Massachusetts, Clinton scored a marginal win with 50.1 percent of the votes or 603,784. She also secured 46 of the 91 delegates available here. On the other hand, Sanders came in a close second place with 48.7 percent of the votes or 586,716. He managed to secure 45 votes.

In Minnesota, Sanders emerged the winner with 61.6 percent of the votes or 118,135. He also secured 46 of the 77 delegates available. Meanwhile, Clinton ended up with 38.4 percent of the votes or 73,510 along with 31 delegates.

In Oklahoma, Sanders won again with 51.9 percent of the votes or 174,054 and 21 of the 38 delegates available. On the other hand, Clinton managed to secure 139,338 votes or 41.5 percent along with 17 delegates.

In Tennessee, Clinton won with 66.1 percent of the votes or 245,304. She also secured 44 of the 67 delegates available. Meanwhile, Sanders ended up with 32.4 percent of the votes or 120,333 along with 23 delegates.

In Texas, Clinton won again with 65.2 percent of the votes or 935,080. She also managed to secure 147 or the 222 delegates available. Meanwhile, Sanders got 475,561 votes or 33.2 percent along with 75 delegates.

In Vermont, Sanders proved to be the clear winner, having secured 86.1 percent of the votes or 115,863. He also got all 16 of the 16 available delegates here. Meanwhile, Clinton only managed to secure 13.6 percent of the votes or 18,335.

In Virginia, Clinton emerged the winner by a big margin. She secured 64.3 percent of the votes or 503,358. At the same time, she secured 62 of the 95 delegates available here. Meanwhile, Sanders got 35.2 percent of the votes here or 275,507. He also got 33 delegates.

When Super Tuesday 2 came around, it seemed the battle was pretty much between Trump and Cruz for the Republicans. Just a few days before this round of Super Tuesday too, Carson announced that he would no longer be running for president. Instead, he threw in his support for leading presidential nominee Trump.

In Hawaii, Trump won with 42.4 percent of the votes or 5,677. He also secured 11 of the 19 available delegates. Meanwhile, Cruz came in second with 32.7 percent of the votes or 4,379 and 7 delegates. Coming in a distant third was 13.1 percent of the votes or 1,759 along with a single delegate. Coming in last was Kasich with 10.6 percent of the votes or 1,413.

In Idaho, Cruz emerged the winner with 45.4 percent of the votes or 100,942. He also secured 20 of the 32 delegates available here. Meanwhile, Trump got 28.1 percent of the votes or 62,478 along with 12 delegates. On the other hand, Rubio and Kasich failed to secure delegates here or much votes. Rubio ended up with 15.9 percent of the votes or 35,347 while Kasich got 7.4 percent of the votes or 16,517.

In Michigan, Trump emerges in the lead with 36.5 percent of the votes or 483,751. He also secured 25 of the 59 votes available here. Meanwhile, Cruz came in second with 24.9 percent of the votes or 330,015. He and Kasich both managed to secure 17 delegates with Kasich also getting 24.3 percent of the votes or 321,655. On the other hand, Rubio came in fourth with 9.3 percent of the votes or 123,673 and no delegate.

In Mississippi, Trump manages to win again with 47.3 percent of the votes or 191,755. He also got 24 of the 40 delegates available. Meanwhile, Cruz came in second with 36.3 percent of the votes or 147,065 and 13 delegates. On the other hand, both Kasich and Rubio failed to secure any delegates with Kasich securing 8.8 percent of the votes or 35,817 and Rubio getting 5.1 percent of the votes or 20,768.

On the Democratic side, Sanders and Clinton each score a victory during Super Tuesday 2. In Michigan, Sanders won with 49.8 percent of the votes or 595,222. He also managed to secure 67 of the 130 delegates available. Meanwhile, Clinton came in a close second with 48.3 percent of the votes or 576,795. She also got 60 delegates.

In Mississippi, Clinton managed a landslide victory with 82.6 percent of the votes or 182,447. She also managed to secure 30 of the 36 delegates available. On the other hand, Sanders got 16.5 percent of the votes or 36,348. He also got four delegates.
Just a week later, it was time for Super Tuesday 3. In Florida, Trump scored an early victory and went on to win 45.7 percent of the votes or 1,077,221 along with all 99 of the delegates available here. Meanwhile, Rubio came in a distant second with 27 percent of the votes or 636,653. The disappointing result here proved to be too much for the Florida senator as he announced that he was withdrawing from the presidential race after the results came out. On the other hand, Cruz came in third with 17.1 percent of the votes or 403,640 while Kasich got 6.8 percent of the votes or 159.412.

In Illinois, Trump also emerged the winner with 38.8 percent of the votes or 551,569. He also got 51 of the 69 delegates available. Cruz came in second with 30.3 percent of the votes or 430,497 and nine delegates while Kasich got 19.7 percent of the votes or 279,928 and five delegates.

In Ohio, Kasich won with a sizeable lead in his home state. He got 46.8 percent of the votes or 956,762. He also managed to secure all 66 delegates available here. Meanwhile, Trump got 35.6 percent of the votes or 727,585 while Cruz got 13.1 percent of the votes or 267,592.

In Missouri, Trump emerged the winner once again with 40.9 percent of the votes or 382,093. He also managed to secure 25 of the 52 delegates available. Coming in a close second was Cruz with 40.7 percent of the votes or 380,367 and five delegates. Meanwhile, Kasich only managed to secure 9.9 percent of the votes or 92.533 and none of the delegates.

In North Carolina, Trump also emerged the winner with 40.2 percent of the votes or 458,151. He also won 29 of the 72 delegates available. Coming in second here was Cruz with 36.8 percent of the votes or 418,740 and 27 delegates. Meanwhile, Kasich only got 12.7 percent of the votes or 144,299 and nine delegates.

Over in the Democratic side, Clinton won big in Florida. She secured 64.4 percent of the votes or 1,097,400. She also secured 133 of the 214 delegates available. Meanwhile, Sanders only secured 33.3 percent of the votes or 566,603 along with 65 delegates. She also went on to sweep all of the victories for Super Tuesday 3.

In Illinois, Clinton won with 50.5 percent of the votes or 1,013,616 along with 68 of the 156 delegates available. Meanwhile, Sanders managed to secure 38.1 percent of the votes or 764,889 along with 67 delegates.

In Missouri, Clinton’s victory was by a small margin. She ended up with 49.6 percent of the votes or 310,602 along with 32 of the 71 delegates available here. Meanwhile, Sanders got 49.4 percent of the votes or 309,071 and 32 delegates as well.

In North Carolina, Clinton won with 54.6 percent of the votes or 616,383 and 59 of the 107 delegates. Meanwhile, Sanders also got 40.8 percent of the votes or 460,316 and 45 delegates.

In Ohio, Clinton won with a sizeable lead, having secured 56.5 percent of the votes or 679,266. She also got 79 of the 143 delegates available. Meanwhile, Sanders ended up with 42.7 percent of the votes or 513,549 and 62 delegates.

On the GOP side, there are 1,237 delegates needed to secure the Republican presidential nomination. So far, Trump is in the lead with 673 while Cruz has 411 and Kasich has 143. 1,061 delegates are still available.

On the Democratic side, 2,383 delegates are needed for the nomination. So far, Clinton has secured 1,606. 1,139 of which are pledged delegates while 467 are super delegates. Meanwhile, Sanders has secured 851 delegates so far. That’s 825 pledged delegates and 26 super delegates. There are still 2,308 delegates available.

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About Jennifer Ong

Jennifer Ong has been covering and writing stories since 1998. Over the years, she has worked on stories on business, health, lifestyle, entertainment and travel. She has also previously written shows for television.When she's not on the job, she enjoys wine and Formula 1.

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