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Super Tuesday 3: Clinton, Trump Score Early Wins As Rubio Withdraws Presidential Bid

Super Tuesday 3: Clinton, Trump Score Early Wins As Rubio Withdraws Presidential Bid
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US ELECTIONS 2016

Super Tuesday 3: Clinton, Trump Score Early Wins As Rubio Withdraws Presidential Bid

Super Tuesday 3 has gotten underway. So far, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have emerged early winners as both presidential candidates managed to secure Florida while Marco Rubio calls it quits.

On the Democratic side, the former secretary of state has already been declared winner even with just 68 percent of voters reporting. Clinton has managed to secure 64.7 percent of the votes or 952,137 as of the moment. Meanwhile, Sanders has only managed to secure 33 percent or 486,200 votes so far. According to AP, Clinton has also managed to secure 118 delegates of the 214 delegates available here. Meanwhile, Sanders only got 45.

With five percent reporting, Clinton has also been declared the winner in North Carolina where 107 delegates are at stake. So far, she has received 58.5 percent or 206,290 votes while Sanders has only managed to get 38.1 percent of the votes or 134,226.

In Ohio, Clinton also leads against Sanders with 68 percent of the votes or 118,312. Meanwhile, Sanders only has 30.6 percent of the votes or 53,181 based on 1 percent reporting. At the same time, Clinton is also currently leading Sanders in both Illinois and Missouri with both states having one percent reporting. In Illinois, Clinton has managed to secure 53.1 percent or 3,920 votes as Sanders follows closely with 44.7 percent of the votes or 3,303. In Missouri, Clinton has managed to stretch her lead a bit further with 62.7 percent of the votes or 185. Here, Sanders has managed to secure 30.8 percent of the votes or 91.

In the Republican side, Trump has been declared the winner in Florida with 71 percent reporting. He has secured 45.5 percent of the votes or 952,250. He has also secured all 99 delegates in the said state. Meanwhile, coming in a distant second is Florida Senator Rubio who only secured 27.2 percent of the votes or 571,676 votes. According to a report from The New York Times, Rubio has withdrawn from the presidential race after losing in Florida.

As for the other states, it’s still too early to tell who will emerge the winner. However, Trump leads in all but Ohio. In Illinois with two percent reporting, Trump has managed to secure 44.2 percent of the votes or 3,398 so far as Texas Senator Ted Cruz comes in second with 22.4 percent or 1,720 votes. In Missouri, Trump leads with 48.6 percent or 400 votes with one percent reporting. Cruz also follows his lead here with 32.3 percent or 266 votes. And in North Carolina where there’s eight percent reporting, Trump leads slightly with 39.3 percent of the votes or 138,607 while Cruz has managed to secure 35.5 percent or 125,256.

Meanwhile in Ohio, it seems to be all about John Kasich. With one percent reporting, the Ohio governor managed to secure 44 percent of the votes or 94,656. Here, Trump is second with 32.5 percent or 69,924 votes as Cruz comes a distant third with 14.4 percent or 37,086 votes.

Read also: Super Tuesday 2: Split Wins For Sanders & Clinton, Trump Beats Cruz

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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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