Primary boosts egos

Kylie Cracknell, Staff Writer

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March 1 marked the biggest day for the presidential primary races. Super Tuesday, as it’s called, brought in some interesting, but not so surprising, results. Trump dominated winning seven of the 11 states that turned out ballots on Tuesday, while Hillary Clinton dominated over Bernie Sanders also winning seven of 11.

The Republican results didn’t bring many surprises. Ted Cruz won by a large margin in his home state of Texas winning 44 percent of the vote. Marco Rubio had only one victory with a 37 percent win in Minnesota and continued to stay at an even third place. John Kasich didn’t win any states, but he did well up north, coming in second in Vermont and tied with Rubio for third in Massachusetts. Ben Carson did very poorly with percentages below 12 percent and he dropped out of the race on March 2.

Trump continued to stay on top proving his sentiment that he is a winner. Trump now has the most delegates and is getting closer and closer to the nomination with Cruz nipping at his heals and Rubio relentlessly following behind Cruz.

Sanders kept a strong hold in the north, except for Massachusetts where he lost by 1 percent to his fierce opponent Hillary Clinton. He also took the very liberal state of Colorado at 59 percent, which is very plausible considering the media has called Sanders the most serious liberal candidate for president in a long time. Hillary continued to keep her stake in her home turf of the south. After a huge victory in South Carolina, it was not unexpected that she would win all of the southern states — Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, Georgia and her home of Arkansas where her husband was Governor for a collective 11 years.

While results will continue to pour in from major states such as West Virginia, Florida and Ohio over the next few weeks, it is beginning to look like Donald Trump could take the Republican nomination and head into the General Election to face off against, well who knows. While Hillary currently holds more delegates than Bernie the results from Super Tuesday show that it is still a close race on the left. Until more results are revealed, it is still somewhat unclear who will take the Democratic nomination.

Hillary’s big win in the south and her close call victory in Massachusetts will fuel her confidence in taking the Democrats to victory again. Trump’s overwhelming success in this race is impressive because he has received major negative press, has strong opposition coming from his own party and does poorly in debates but continues to win over voters which has never been done before.

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Primary boosts egos