Early States’ Presidential Primary Results

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By: Anthony Barrett

The American people obtained a clearer picture of who the Democrat and Republican presidential nominees will be last Tuesday, March 8th, 2016.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a "Get Out the Vote" campaign event at the The Ritz Ybor in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a “Get Out the Vote” campaign event at the The Ritz Ybor in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

On the Republican side, the states Mississippi, Idaho, Michigan, and Hawaii all held their contests. Trump won 71 delegates as well as the states of Michigan, Mississippi, and Hawaii. Cruz pulled away with 56 delegates and a win in Idaho, while Kasich won 17 delegates. Rubio won no delegates. A new CNN poll shows Donald Trump leading in Rubio’s home state of Florida, and Kasich’s home state of Ohio. If Trump does win these winner-take-all states, he will have won all 162 of the states’ delegates, essentially securing the nomination.

Two Democratic primaries were also held yesterday, March 8th, 2016, in the states of Michigan and Mississippi. Clinton edged Sanders 87 delegates to 69, with a sweeping victory in Mississippi and a close loss in Michigan. An astonishing 81% of people ages 18-29 voted for Sanders in Michigan, according to a Vox statistic. Sanders’ win in Michigan was an upset, but he is still far behind Clinton.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to the crowd of supporters during a campaign rally in Springfield, Ill. As the race for president shifts to contests in Illinois and other big states, Trump's rivals are spending millions to try to blunt his momentum while other GOP candidates are looking to put points on the board in a state that typically favors moderate Republicans. Trump comes back to Illinois Friday, March 11, 2016, for a campaign stop ahead of Tuesday's Republican primary March 15. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to the crowd of supporters during a campaign rally in Springfield, Ill. As the race for president shifts to contests in Illinois and other big states, Trump’s rivals are spending millions to try to blunt his momentum while other GOP candidates are looking to put points on the board in a state that typically favors moderate Republicans. Trump comes back to Illinois Friday, March 11, 2016, for a campaign stop ahead of Tuesday’s Republican primary March 15. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Last Saturday, March 5th, 2016, four states had their Republican primaries, while three states had their Democratic primaries. Ted Cruz won 69 delegates, which is crucial if he plans to beat GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. Trump pulled away with 53 delegates and Marco Rubio performed very poorly winning just 18. Rubio will have to make up ground winning his home state of Florida on March 15, 2016 if he intends to stay in the competition. A new Politico article has recently counted Rubio out of the presidential race, saying he has a very limited chance of winning.

Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side, winning a total of 57 delegates. Sanders followed close behind, winning 52.
After these 2 important days, Trump leads all GOP nominees by 99 delegates. Hillary Clinton is ahead of Bernie Sanders by

219 pledged delegates.