CNN Projected Democratic Wins:
- Hillary Clinton: Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas
- Bernie Sanders: Vermont, Oklahoma, Colorado, Minnesota
CNN Projected Republican Wins:
- Donald Trump: Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, Massachusetts, Arkansas
- Ted Cruz: Texas, Oklahoma
- Marco Rubio: Minnesota
Super Tuesday: CNN Projects Clinton, Trump Pick Up Early Wins
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tightening their grip on the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations as they land big Super Tuesday wins.
Voters went to the polls in a dozen states Tuesday and CNN so far projects six wins for Clinton and five wins for Trump. Clinton will take Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas while Trump will win Georgia, Alabama, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will win the Republican primary in his home state, according to a CNN projection.
Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s insurgent Democratic rival, will capture his home state of Vermont.
The Super Tuesday contests are a delegate bonanza for front-runners and a test of survival for others as voters went to the polls across the nation, including in the Deep South, in Colorado and Texas, in ice-bound Alaska and Minnesota.
Trump is expected to notch a large number of victories that could help him stretch his lead in the GOP White House battle and underscore his growing support across all sectors of the Republican coalition. Those wins could come despite being embroiled in a GOP fight that has rival candidates and party elders, desperate to stop his march to the nomination, branding him unfit for the presidency.
Trump’s win in Virginia is a disappointment to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who had hoped a win there would kick-start his effort to challenge the real estate mogul.
Sanders, who is keen to challenge the growing narrative that the former secretary of state is now on track to win the nomination, hopes to halt the Clinton tide in Minnesota, Colorado and Oklahoma, in addition to Vermont.
“This campaign is not just about electing a president,” Sanders said at a rally Tuesday night in Vermont. “It is about transforming America.”
A total of 595 Republican delegates of the 1,237 needed to clinch the GOP nomination are up for grabs in 11 states. Sanders and Clinton are facing off in 11 states for 865 of the 2,383 delegates needed to win the Democratic race.