Presidential primaries 2016: Trump win Mississippi, Michigan, Bernie Sanders shocks Clinton in Michigan, live results
Update: projects Ted Cruz will win the Idaho GOP primary. Donald Trump will come in second place.
Update: Bernie Sanders wins Michigan. In a statement he said, “”I am grateful to the people of Michigan for defying the pundits and pollsters and giving us their support. This is a critically important night. We came from 30 points down in Michigan and we’re seeing the same kind of come-from-behind momentum all across America.”
“Not only is Michigan the gateway to the rest of the industrial Midwest, the results there show that we are a national campaign. We already have won in the Midwest, New England and the Great Plains and as more people get to know more about who we are and what our views are we’re going to do very well.”
Is it going to be another cakewalk for Republican and Democratic front runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the Super Tuesday 2? Though things are not really very clear at the moment, there are signs that the two have already bagged one state in the latest round of primary elections.
Latest projections suggest that Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton has won primary in MississippiÂ with huge margin. Her win suggests that she remains the favorite of African-American community across the US. And that Bernie Sanders hasnâ€™t been able to reassure the community that he will be taking care of their issues, the same way Hillary has been able to do with active Obama support.
Latest Super Tuesday 2016 results out: Clinton, Trump both win 7 states each
In the meantime Donald Trump too has been able to win the Mississippi Republican primary. There is no denying the fact that the victories could help the two primary front-runners rebound following a rocky weekend where they effectively split the delegate field with their top rivals.
In the meantime in the other three states voting is continuing as of now. Voters are still going to the polls Tuesday in the Republican and Democratic primaries in Michigan â€“ and in Republican-only contests in Idaho and Hawaii.Â On the GOP side in Mississippi, Trump’s projected victory leaves Ted Cruz to finish in second place. John Kasich and Marco Rubio are locked in a battle for third, according to Fox News exit polls and early returns.
As far as Hillary Clintonâ€™s Mississippi win is concerned, it was simply overwhelming. Clinton captured 89 percent of the vote among blacks, 87 percent among those age 45 and older and 80 percent among women. She also scored exceptionally well among those who attend religious services at least weekly (85 percent) and those with a high school education or less (90 percent). One thing that may disappoint Bernie Sanders campaign is the fact that in Mississippi, Clinton surpassed Sanders with three key groupsâ€”men, whites and voters under age 45. She won 74 percent of the votes from men, 64 percent from those under age 45 and 54 percent from whites. This hadnâ€™t happen in any state where primary has been held thus far.