Â Tuesday March 15 election live results: winner, loser in North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, Illinois
Update: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has finally suspended his campaign after massive loss in his home state of Florida to Donald Trump. In his remarks, Rubio referenced the anger fueling Trump’s campaign without explicitly naming the front-runner.
While talking about the decision to suspend his campaign Rubio said, “While this may not have been the year for a hopeful and optimistic message, I still main hopeful and optimistic about America,” he said. He urged voters, “Do not give into the fear, do not give into the frustration. We can disagree about public policy… but we are a hopeful people, and we have every right to be hopeful.”
Update: Ohio Gov. John Kasich has won the primary in his home state. After winning the state despite apprehensions he went on to thank his supporters in Berea, Ohio. “I will not take the low road to the highest office in the land,” he said. “I think we can rally the people in Washington because I’m going to remind them that before we’re Republicans and Democrats, we’re Americans.”
WASHINGTON: What is going to be the outcome of tonightâ€™s primaries? Six states are holding primaries today and there is near unanimity that whoever wins overwhelmingly will win the nomination. This may be true about both the Republicans and democrats, but it will be more decisive in the case of GOP.
Two states that are being talked about the most at the moment are Ohio, Florida. This is due to the fact that these two states are home states of two Republican presidential hopefuls, Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio respectively.
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Other than Florida and Ohio, the voting has already started in North Carolina, Illinois and Missouri, three other large and significant states that will decide the future of Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls.
Marco Rubio has claimed that he will defy the polls predictions that have said he will suffer a massive loss at the hands of Donald Trump, the Republican front runner. To be true Marco seems to be the third choice for Florida voters, his home state behind Trump and Ted Cruz. On the other hand a drag-out fight in Ohio between Trump and John Kasich, the popular Ohio governor who hasn’t won anything in the primary season and rarely comes close.
At 7:30 p.m. EDT, polls close in Ohio and North Carolina.
At 8 p.m., final polls close in Florida, Illinois and Missouri.
In the meantime you can expect results to start pouring early because of ballots cast before Tuesday or earlier in the evening. North Carolina, for example, was a big-absentee-voting state and may have close to half the votes counted in the first hour. In Florida, 95 percent of the polls close at 7 p.m. Compared to Illinois and Missouri are expected to be slower reporting than the rest.