Super Tuesday 2016 Poll Results Live Update: How Delegates are Divided Across States, Why Texas is Important
Super Tuesday is going to be a make or break for the presidential hopefuls both from Democrats and Republicans. For the last more than a month hopefuls from the two parties are trying to do everything to win the nomination from their respective parties.
Super Tuesday will give a headstart to these White House Hopefuls over their rivals if they are able to do exceptionally well tonight. While front runners from both the parties are well-known, the margins of their victories and how many delegates they will garner remains a mystery.
If the victories are by huge margins and both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are able to score one-sided wins, they will get large number of delegates. In this scenario they will kill the hopes of their challengers from both the parties. Nonetheless if the verdict is fractured and the margin of victories is not really big, they will continue to face strong challenge from within for the next several months.
To be fair, it is a war for winning delegates. Whoever wins 2,383 delegates among Democrats automatically wins the nomination. On the other hand if you win 1,237 delegates, you win the Republican nomination. So almost half of the delegates required to win the race are on offer during Super Tuesday.
Democrats delegates in Super Tuesday 2016 states
When it comes to delegate counts from a particular state, Texas has the highest delegates on offer from both the parties. When it comes to Republicans, Texas offers 155 delegates. In case of Democrats as many as 251 delegates are on offer here. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are among the GOP candidates looking to cut into Donald Trumpâ€™s lead. Heading into Super Tuesday, Trump leads with 81 delegates while Cruz and Rubio are both tied for second with 17 delegates.
A report while talking about how the delegates are awarded says, â€œThe majority of the Super Tuesday states use the proportional method to award the delegates. Delegates are rewarded to multiple candidates based on the results. A candidate may not win a state but still has an opportunity to win some of the stateâ€™s delegates. The Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming caucuses use the unbounded method of awarding delegates. The primaries on March 15 mark the beginning of the winner-take-all method that constitutes the majority of the remaining primariesâ€.
Republican delegates in Super Tuesday 2016 states