Donald Trump Super Tuesday 2016 Results: How the Candidate Performed In Each State
The Super Tuesday results are in, and they have quite a few people across the country considering a new home in Canada. As expected, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump solidified his lead in the race for GOP presidential nominee, winning seven of the 11 states that held primaries on March 1.
"A lot of people smugly said when we get down to reality, he is not going to be the nominee because in the end people aren't going to vote for him," Newt Gingrich, once the House speaker and a presidential candidate, said of Trump. "Well, guess what — he's almost certainly going to be the nominee."
This comes despite his recent refusal to disavow the Klu Klux Klan or former Grand Wizard David Duke, and despite his embrace of fascist leader Benito Mussolini's strong, some might say questionable rhetoric. The possibility of a Trump 2016 candidacy is looking more and more concrete, with Florida's March 15 contest among the businessman's largest campaign goals, as he explained in his Super Tuesday press conference.
Alabama — 43%
Arkansas — 33%
Georgia — 39%
Massachusetts — 49%
Tennessee — 39%
Vermont — 33%
Virginia — 35%
As the Times reported, that leaves Trump with a total of 316 delegates to the Republican National Convention, against Ted Cruz's 226, Marco Rubio's 106, John Kasich's 25 and Ben Carson's eight. A candidate needs 1,237 delegates to win the party's nomination.