Clinton, Trump pull ahead in ‘Super Tuesday’ polls
Hillary Clinton, Democratic presidential candidate, and Donald Trump, GOP front-runner, swept the votes for presidential nominations March 1 on “Super Tuesday.”
Republican and Democrat delegates were allocated throughout 11 states that held contests for the two parties as voting occurred throughout the day.
Unlike any other primary day, Super Tuesday has the most delegates grouped at once and allows for public clarity about who will likely be each party’s official nomination.
Trump won seven out of the nine primaries, while Ted Cruz, GOP presidential candidate, won two primaries and the Republican presidential caucuses in Alaska. Trump congratulated Cruz’s win in the Texas primary during a press conference in Florida.
“Once we get all of this finished, I’m going to go after one person and that’s Hillary Clinton — on the assumption that she is allowed to run, which is a big assumption (regarding the email investigation),” Trump said in a press conference. “I don’t know if she is going to be allowed to run.”
Clinton beat Bernie Sanders, Democratic presidential candidate, with a 7-2 primary win while Sanders won two caucuses. Clinton thanked her supporters after the results came in during a rally in Florida.
“It is clear tonight that the stakes in this election have never been higher,” Clinton said in the rally. “And the rhetoric we’re hearing on the other side has never been lower. Trying to divide America between us and them is wrong and we’re not going to let it work.”
Marco Rubio, Republican candidate, won the delegates for the Republican Minnesota caucuses, while Sanders won the delegates for the Democratic Minnesota caucuses.
In a rally Tuesday night, Rubio spoke to his share of supporters in Florida and assured the viewers he strives to bring back the American dream.
“When I’m president, this generation will do its part,” Rubio said during the rally. “Not just to save the American dream but ensure that it reaches more people than it ever has been before. And that’s why I am passionate about this election.”
Election season continues as Democrats and Republicans vote in the Louisiana primaries and Kansas caucuses March 5, and Republicans will vote in Kentucky and Maine along with Democrats voting in Nebraska.