The Presidential Election – Super Tuesday Results


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Source: The Buckley Bark

Max Lunievicz: Grade 8

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, was an exciting day for United States politics. This day is known as Super Tuesday, when 12 states voted for their Democratic and Republican nominees for president. The states that voted on this date were:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska (only Republican)
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia

So many states voting on just one day called for some interesting strategies from the presidential candidates, since they could not visit all of the states voting on Super Tuesday.  This forced them to make hard choices about where they would like to campaign the most. These strategies made for some interesting predictions and upsets. Here are the results:

  • On the Republican side, businessman Donald Trump won seven states, Senator Ted Cruz won three, and Senator Marco Rubio won just one state.
  • On the Democratic side, Secretary Hillary Clinton won seven states, and Senator Bernie Sanders won four.

Predictions for the remaining states have been made by many political experts. All it takes now is to wait and see who will win the nomination.

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