For Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls, Super Tuesday 2 is a deal-breaker for the respective candidacies as more than 300 delegates are at stake on this day.
Democrats: Clinton – 1; Sanders – 1
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bested Vermont senator Bernie Sanders in Mississippi, getting 82.9 percent of votes tallied from 80 percent of voting precincts. Sanders, on the other hand, fell short with 16.2 votes, the Associated Press reports, via RT.
Mississippi is a known bailiwick of Clinton.
In order to keep the momentum, Sanders need to win in at least one state. Contrary to what the majority expected, Sanders won in Michigan in a close fight against Clinton. With 50.1 percent of votes and a 90-percent reporting rate from voting precincts, Sanders outperformed Clinton in Michigan, which caused him to gain the momentum.
“What tonight means is that the Bernie Sanders campaign, the people’s revolution that we’re talking about, the political revolution that we’re talking about, is strong in every part of the country,” Sanders commented on his recent victory in Michigan, as quoted by Fox 8 News.
It can be recalled that the senator also won in Michigan’s nearby territories, including Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
Republicans: Trump – 3; Cruz – 1
As expected, Republican’s Donald Trump outperformed rivals for the party’s nomination in Mississippi by garnering 47.7 percent based on tallied votes from 79 percent of voting precincts in Mississippi. Trump also emerged the winner in Michigan, based on CNN projection, as reported by Fox 8 News.
Ted Cruz, who trailed behind Trump in Mississippi, won in the Michigan GOP caucuses, based on CNN’s projection. In today’s Super Tuesday 2, Republican presidential aspirants are vying for at least 150 delegates from four states – Idaho, Mississippi, Michigan, and Hawaii.
A separate report from the WISN shows that Trump won in Hawaii GOP caucuses.