Super Tuesday Blog

Live analysis and commentary of the presidential nominating contests in thirteen states and American Samoa.

  • Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic nominating contests in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Her socialist rival, Bernie Sanders, has won his home state of Vermont as well as Colorado, Minnesota and Oklahoma.
  • Counting “super delegates” (party officials with a vote at the convention), Clinton now has 1,001 out of 2,383 delegates needed to win. Sanders has 371.
  • On the Republican side, businessman Donald Trump has won the contests in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia. He has 316 out of 1,237 delegates he needs for the nomination. Senator Ted Cruz is in second place with 226 delegates after winning his home state of Texas as well as Alaska and Oklahoma.