It was a big day for both the Democratic and Republican candidates as they vied for wins in four states on what has come to be known as the second Super Tuesday. In the Mississippi primary, Donald Trump won with 47 percent of the vote. According to the Associated Press, Ninety-nine percent of the precincts have been reported. A win in Mississippi means Trump will gain 24 delegates. Senator Ted Cruz came in second with 36 percent of the vote grabbing 13 delegates.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held on to a substantial lead in the Mississippi Democratic primary beating Bernie Sanders with 82 percent of the vote. Ninety-nine percent of the precincts have been reported. Clinton will acquire 29 delegates as a result.
In Michigan, Donald Trump distanced himself from Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich. He gained 36 percent of the vote. Senator Ted Cruz finished with 24.9 percent of the vote and John Kasich with 24.3 percent. Senator Marco Rubio won 9.3 percent of the vote. Ninety- nine percent of the precincts have been reported. Trump gains 25 delegates with the win, and Ted Cruz and John Kasich each gain 17 delegates.
Bernie Sanders narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton in Michigan with 49.9 percent of the vote. Clinton picked up 48.2 percent of the vote. Ninety-nine percent of the precincts have been reported. A win for Sanders in Michigan will increase his delegate total by 65. Clinton receives 58 delegates.
In the Idaho primary, Ted Cruz won with 45 percent of the vote. Donald Trump came in second receiving 28 percent of the vote. Rubio earned 15 percent of the vote. Cruz attains 20 delegates with the win, and Trump will have an additional 12 delegates.
The Democratic primary in Idaho is on March 22.
Donald Trump finished the day with a win in Hawaii. Forty-two percent of voters turned up for Trump in the caucuses. Thirty-two percent supported Ted Cruz. Trump gained ten delegates, and Cruz received six delegates.
The Democratic caucuses in Hawaii are on March 26.
Trump spoke about his success yesterday thanking the public and saying the win was a great honor.
Hillary Clinton also spoke saying running for President shouldn’t be about delivering insults but rather about delivering results for the American people.