Trump, Cruz, Clinton & Sanders Score During Super Saturday, Puerto Rico Primary Gets Underway
Four presidential candidates from both Democratic and GOP parties have emerged winners during Super Saturday, making the race for the White House tighter than ever before.Advertisement
On the Republican side, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz each took victories in two states. Trump won in Kentucky, securing 17 delegates and 35.9 percent of the votes. Forty-six delegates had been up for grabs here, and Cruz secured 15 of them along with 31.6 percent of the votes, according to AP.
Meanwhile, nominees fought over 46 delegates in Louisiana, where Trump claimed victory with 18 delegates and 41.4 percent of votes. Meanwhile, Cruz managed to secure 18 delegates but only managed to get 37.8 percent of the votes.
In Kansas, things fared better for Cruz, who secured 24 delegates and 48.2 percent of the votes to win the primary. Trump trailed behind Cruz significantly here, only managing 9 out of 40 available delegates and securing a mere 23.3 percent of votes. At the same time, Cruz led Trump in Maine, where the junior senator secured 12 out of 23 delegates and 45.9 percent of votes. In contrast, Trump only secured nine and 32.6 percent of votes.
Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders emerged victorious in both Kansas and Nebraska. In Kansas, Sanders secured 23 out of 33 delegates while gaining 67.7 percent of votes. In contrast, Hillary Clinton only secured 10 delegates and 32.3 percent of votes. In Nebraska, Sanders won 15 out of 25 delegates and 57.1 percent of votes, while Clinton only secured 10 delegates and 42.9 percent of votes. While the Democratic primary in Maine is still going on, AP reports that Sanders has already won, having secured 63.8 percent of votes over Clinton.
For her part, Clinton managed to score a victory in Louisiana where 51 delegates had been up for grabs. Here, Clinton managed a landslide victory, securing 37 delegates and winning 71.1 percent of votes. In contrast, Sanders only managed to secure 14 delegates and 23.2 percent of votes.
Meanwhile, the Puerto Rico Republican presidential primary is underway, and Bloomberg reports that Florida senator Marco Rubio is projected to win. So far, Rubio holds 74 percent of votes, and as much as 72 percent of the all votes had already been counted.