Winners from the ‘Super Tuesday’ 2016
In the Super-Tuesday verdict, Republican Trump with 285 delegates stepped closer to the party nomination. Ted Cruz, who won from Texas and Oklahoma, emerged as Trump's rival with 161 delegates. Democrat Hillary Clinton won with 1005 delegates compared to Bernie Sanders' count of 373 delegates. Ahead of the US Presidential poll on 8 November 2016, Republicans and Democrats are fighting for the presidential nominations.
'Super Tuesday' is held in the primary season of the US Presidential Elections in which presidential candidates are tested for being most electable. In the US, delegates from different states cast their votes and select candidates from the Democratic and Republican political parties which dominate the US politics. The candidates who win the most number of delegate votes are further nominated by their party.
In the Unites States of America, Tuesday is given special political importance and is the traditional day for elections. The US Presidential elections are also held on a Tuesday in the month of November, every four years.
The 'Super Tuesday' for the 2016 US Presidential Elections was declared to be held on 1 March 2016. Hilary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Rocky De La Fuente, Keith Russell Judd, Willie Wilson, John Wolfe Jr. were some of the candidates from the Democratic Party Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul were some of the candidates from the Republican Party.
Delegates from twelve US states and one US territory would cast their votes on 'Super Tuesday'. The US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia would vote for both Republican and Democratic parties. The Alaska State would hold primaries only for Republican Party. The Colorado State and American Samoa would hold primaries only for the Democratic Party.
Democrat Bernie Sanders, and Republicans; Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Ben Carson emerged as losers on the 'Super Tuesday'. Democrats Lincoln Chafee, Lawrence Lessig, Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb announced that they wouldn't participate in the 'Super Tuesday' primaries. Republicans Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker and few more had withdrawn ahead of the 'Super Tuesday'.
During her victory speech at Florida, Hillary Clinton took a dig at Trump without mentioning his name. She stated that they need to do a lot of work not to make America great again but, to make America 'whole'.