Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Super Tuesday Open Thread. Update!
As of this post the first polls are closing in Vermont, Virginia, and Georgia.
With Alabama, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Tennessee following in about an hour.
Those will be followed by Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas within the hour following, and of course Alaska at the very end of the night.
Here is what the polls are predicting:
While the polling varies by state, Trump and Clinton both look to be leading in a number of states across the map. For Republicans, Trump looks to be leading in Virginia, Georgia, Oklahoma and Vermont, among others. As for Texas, Cruz leads in some polls while Trump leads in others, so it could be a very close race.
On the Democratic side, Clinton leads in most states that will vote on Super Tuesday: she is up by double digits in Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Arkansas and Alabama, according to recent polling. Sanders leads big in his home state of Vermont; he's close or slightly ahead of Clinton in Massachusetts and Oklahoma.
It is going to be a long evening for the political junkies among us. So get your popcorn and the beverage of your choice ready and let's see where the night takes us.
Update: So early returns show Hillary winning Georgia and Virginia, with Bernie taking Vermont.
Update 2: Okay so Trump has won in Georgia, but Virginia and Vermont remain too close to call.
Update 3: MSNBC is now projecting that Donald Trump has won Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Alabama. Hillary has also won Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Alabama.
Oklahoma is too close to call for both parties.
Update 4: In no surprise to anyone, Hillary is projected to win Arkansas. But it is too close to call between Donald Trump and ted Cruz.
Update 5: So it looks like Hillary takes Texas for the Democrats, and Ted Cruz captures it (His home state.) for his side of the aisle.
Also it looks like Cruz also won Oklahoma, as did Sanders.