Of all the things to talk about after Super Tuesday, and of all the things we can take away from it, my biggest takeaway is this: Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States. Clinton led with African-Americans, as well as both men and women, in Georgia and Virginia, according to surveys conducted by Edison Research for The Associated Press and television networks.
Clinton’s primary opponent, Bernie Sanders, had given his own victory speech earlier in the night despite having won only his home state of Vermont at the time. They say the economy is the most important issue, followed by health care and income inequality.
In the nine states’ exit polls, between 84 and 95 percent of Republicans said they were “dissatisfied” or “angry” with the federal government. Only 4 percent said they are satisfied.
Cruz, speaking in Stafford, Texas, seemed to acknowledge that the candidates won’t deny Trump the nomination by squabbling amongst themselves. And there’s an extra 16 for Democrats in the form of so-called “superdelegates” – party bigwigs and elected officials who cast votes independent of the results.
Of the seven Southern states that voted Tuesday, Clinton got more than 8 in 10 black votes everywhere but Oklahoma, where three-quarters of blacks backed her. Blacks made up made up more than a quarter of the votes overall.
If that is the case, there is simply no way Trump can defeat Clinton in the general election. Marco Rubio only won Minnesota, and neither John Kasich nor Ben Carson won any states. “Sanders remains in the primary, he will continue to win elections along the way, but it will make little difference to Hillary’s pledged delegate lead”, wrote campaign manager Robby Mook, in a memo released Wednesday morning. She looked to win each state by wide margins. A similar trend goes for the rest of Georgia Republican voters.
The Democratic presidential candidate may have won four of the five states he targeted, but he lost the night disastrously.
He is the front-runner who no one saw coming. “That’s the spirit powering this campaign”, she said, referring to an Arkansas janitor who cut back on groceries in order to donate $1,000 to her campaign as an example of the kind of unity she wants.
Sanders continued to show strength with young voters, carrying the majority of those under the age of 30.
Clinton’s primary opponent Senator Bernie Sanders raised $42.7 million in February, with small donors giving him more than $21 million, according to the Sanders’ campaign. Trump, the Republican frontrunner, has dominated in the contests thus far, but Cruz grabbed two wins on Super Tuesday.