Super Tuesday Presidential Primary election results CNN reported early Tuesday night showed outspoken star of reality TV’s “The Apprentice,” business mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump was the clear GOP front-runner. Trump won the states of Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia fairly early in the evening. He was later projected to win Arkansas by the Associated Press. The numbers continue to roll in as more polls close and more votes are tallied in Tuesday’s big 2016 primary race.
The Super Tuesday primary election results for conservative candidates showed fellow GOP contender Cruz as having won only two states as of the same point in the evening: Texas and Oklahoma.. If you’re keeping track, this puts the much-lampooned but foolishly disregarded reality star way ahead of his only real competition, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
Throughout the evening, both candidates addressed live crowds and a TV nation, Trump from Florida and Cruz from Texas. Trump took a hard line on immigration and border issues, and Cruz took a hard line on Trump. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took one for the team.
Much of the Presidential Primary election night victory speech Cruz gave in Texas (video link) was directed at Trump. Cruz stated a Trump nomination would be “a disaster” for the Republican party and the nation. Meanwhile, Trump acknowledged Cruz as he discounted candidate Marco Rubio, “At least you can say Ted has won something. Marco has not won. You gotta be able to win something.”
On the Democratic side of things, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were locked in their own heated contest. As of 8 pm PST, Clinton was leading Sanders in primary election wins. Clinton won Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Texas. Sanders secured delegates from Oklahoma and Vermont; he also won the approval of Colorado caucus voters. In Clinton’s Super Tuesday speech, she talked about Trump’s campaign, and argued this election isn’t about making America great again – America has never stopped being great, says Clinton – but rather about making America whole again.
For the complete list of the March 1 primary election winners, check back for live updates as the primary results continue to come in. For a detailed map of reporting states and declared winners throughout the night, check out Politico’s “2016 Presidential Primaries Results” map here.
**Update: The New York Times reports Donald Trump has won Virginia; Marco Rubio has won Minnesota in the latest Presidential Primary 2016 results.
**Update: The New York Times reports Hillary Clinton has won Massachusetts; Bernie Sanders has won Oklahoma and Minnesota.
Current Total Delegates: Dem (2,383 needed)
Clinton 544, Sanders 349
Current Total Delegates: Rep (1,237 needed)
Trump 274, Cruz 149, Rubio 82
**Update: The New York Times Reports Trump has taken Vermont.