Super Tuesday– Who Will Make It?

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  • A data table representation of the results of delegates given to each candidate from each state.

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  • A graphical representation of the results of delegates given to each candidate from each state.

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  • Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) Senator Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson, businessman Donald Trump, and Senator Ted Cruz before the start of the presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada Dec. 15, 2015.

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  • Democratic candidates (L-R) Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during an MSNBC Debate.

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  • Based on the results of Super Tuesday, it is predicted that Donald Trump (left) will be the lead Republican candidate in November and that Hillary Clinton (right) will be the lead Democratic candidate in November.

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As the political elections advance, America is getting closer and closer to deciphering just what candidates will make it into the November ballot.

Super Tuesday, known as the day most of the primary votes are given to candidates, was just this past Tuesday on March 1st.

On this day, thirteen states and one American territory participated. This included: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming and American Samoa.

The biggest of these states vote-wise is Texas, with 155 Republican delegates and 252 Democratic delegates.

On the Democratic side, the two competing nominees are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

The “winner” of Super Tuesday was Clinton with 577 delegates and Sanders close with 386 delegates. There is still a mathematical possibility that Sanders will come in to lead, but there has been a predominant record of Super Tuesday winners being the main candidates in the November elections.

That being said, let’s take a look at the Republican results.

Running for the Republicans, we currently have Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, John Kasich, and Marco Rubio.

The results of Super Tuesday put Trump in the lead, with 319 delegates, Cruz following him with 226 delegates, Rubio after him with 110 delegates, leaving Kasich with only 25 and Carsom with only 8. Things are not looking so good for some of these candidates, but there is still potential for any of them to take the lead.

In order to make it into the November elections, a Democratic nominee must have 2,383 delegates and a Republican nominee must have 1,237.It is for that reason that any of these candidates may still take over and make it to the big competition.

Super Tuesday is relevant to us today because it is the first sneak peak at what the country has to say and who the people want to govern it next as president.

As we move on into further elections, keep an eye out and watch out for your favorite candidate- you never know what may happen next!

 

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