Current voting results 2016 Super Tuesday 2: Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi primaries, caucuses live results, latest update
Breaking news: Hillary Clinton has won the Mississippi Democratic primary
It is Super Tuesday 2 and the enthusiasm among the Republican and Democratic fans is very high. Caucuses and primaries are being held in Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan and Mississippi.
There is perceptible reverberation among the Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls, their campaign teams and their fan base. Whoever wins the majority of the caucuses and primaries will certainly up his or her chances in the race to gain the nomination of their respective teams.
There is a certain perception among Republican fans that if Ted Cruz is able to continue his impressive march, he will further strengthen his position to be the only challenger of Donald Trump. There is no denying the fact that if it happens, Marco Rubio will be forced by Republican establishment to back off and support Texas senator Ted Cruz.
Tonight Republicans are voting on what is being dubbed Super Tuesday 2 in primaries in Michigan, Idaho and Mississippi and in caucuses in Hawaii with 150 delegates up for grabs. Democrats hold contests in Michigan and Mississippi, where Clinton is expected to extend her dominance of the South. She and Sanders are fighting for 166 delegates on Tuesday. The former secretary of state holds an overall lead of around 200 pledged delegates over Sanders, whose spirited campaign has enlivened grass-roots Democrats and tugged her to the left on some key issues.
In the meantime there are reasons to believe that Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton is hoping to register a win in Michigan to make a point about rival Bernie Sanders’ limits after he won three weekend caucuses but failed to close her lead in pledged delegates or to turn the campaign in his favor. Sanders is hoping to continue his excellent run in the last two weeks.