Super Saturday polls: 2016 Democrats, Republican primary states, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders shock and awe Trump, Clinton
Update: Ted Cruz wins by a landslide in the Kansas Republican caucuses, with 100 percent of results in.
Update: After his projected win in the Kansas Republican caucus, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for his rivals to drop out because “if we’re divided, Donald wins.”
Cruz addressed reporters Saturday night in Idaho and positioned himself as the only one who could beat current GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
“We’ll continue to amass delegates but what needs to happen is the field needs to continue to narrow,” he said.
Update: Ted Cruz leading in Maine
Who will win the highest number of delegates in Super Saturday primaries and caucuses today? Though it is still not clear and we may have to wait for a few more hours, polls provide us some speculations about the outcome of the election.
Five states will vote to determine as to who they want to be their presidential candidate from both Republican and Democrats. If Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are able to win in a big way, their challengers will be forced to eat humble pie and retreat from the primary battle.
Voting for primaries and caucuses is underway in these states. Maine Republicans are set to beginning at 8 a.m. till 7 p.m., depending on location. The Kentucky Republican caucuses will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time; the state is divided between the Eastern and Central time zones. In Kansas, Republicans will caucus between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., while the Democratic caucuses will begin at 4:30 p.m. Four western Kansas counties are in another time zone, meaning they will start an hour earlier.Â Nebraska Democrats will caucus at different times beginning between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.
We have fairly good idea as to who will win in these primaries and caucuses. Clinton has huge advantage over Sanders in terms of delegate count. She has 1,058 delegates compared to Bernie Sandersâ€™ 431. When it comes to Republicans Trump leads among Republicans with 329 delegates, followed by Ted Cruz of with 231 and Marco Rubio with 110 delegates.
In the meantime if you want to know delegates that are on offer in states, Republicans are battling for 155 delegates in Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Maine while Democrats are going to the polls in Kansas, Louisiana and Nebraska with 109 pledged delegates at stake. The “Super Saturday” contests offer a chance for the two front-runners to quicken their momentum after they both came out of the Super Tuesday contests last week with solid delegate leads. They still face major battles in crucial elections in Michigan, Ohio and Florida over the coming weeks.