Mixed results in Super Saturday

The results are just about complete in the presidential ‘Super Saturday’ in the US with mixed results for the leading contenders for both Republicans and Democrats.

Clinton is comfortably ahead overall but Cruz is closing on Trump who was hammered in two of for states.

Clinton and Sanders were fairly even with Clinton only winning one state to Sanders’ two but she picked up a few more delegates and is well ahead on that count.

  • Kansas: Clinton 32%, Sanders 68%
  • Louisana: Clinton 71%, Sanders 23%
  • Nebraska: Clinton 43%, Sanders 57%

Delegates (2,383 to win):

  • Clinton 55, total 1,121
  • Sanders 47, total 479

For the Republican primary it looks like Rubio is effectively out of the race. He may have taken one for the GOP team in attacking and diverting Trump. Cruz and Trump took two states each with Cruz having a slight edge in delegates.

  • Kansas: Trump 23%, Cruz 48%, Rubio 17%, Kasich 11%
  • Kentucky: Trump 36%, Cruz 32%, Rubio 16%, Kasich 14%
  • Louisiana: Trump 41%, Cruz 38%, Rubio 11%, Kasich 6%
  • Maine: Trump 33%, Cruz 46%, Rubio 8%, Kasich 12%

Delegates (1,237 to win):

  • Trump 49, total 378
  • Cruz 64, total 295
  • Rubio 13, total 123
  • Kasich 9, total 34

Total delegates for Cruz, Rubio and Kasich is 418 so Trump is running at a bit under half.

Will Rubio and Kasich stay in to try and keep as many delegates off Trump? Or withdraw and let Cruz go head to head with Trump?

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27 Comments

  1. Timoti

     /  6th March 2016

    Fight hard, Trumpy. America and the West need you. The last thing we need at the moment is another Obama, no matter what his political colors are.

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    • Oliver

       /  6th March 2016

      Well the military certainly don’t won’t Trump, they’re threatening to not recognize his authority, if elected. It show how little you know about this campaign Timoti.

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      • kittycatkin

         /  6th March 2016

        Not really. His orders to commit torture would be unconstitutional, so they could not obey them. This has nothing to do with their personal political views or with any president’s authority on other things.

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        • Timoti

           /  6th March 2016

          They already torture people, Kittycat. Of course contractors do it. If you are lucky you get a Yank who waterboards you. If you are unlucky, you get a greasy South American with a car battery and jumper leads, Really, really unlucky and you are acquainted with an Asian torturer. Asians understand torture better than anyone . Of course all this is relative. Suffer from high blood pressure and you will be lucky to survive the second water board dunk.

          Sorry if this hurt your delicate sensibilities, Kittycat. Take a magnesium tablet to calm your nerves.

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          • kittycatkin

             /  6th March 2016

            I have known torture victims from several regimes, Germany, Russia and Cambodia. But as I understand it, torture in the USA is (supposedly) unconstitutional and the president cannot order it.

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            • kittycatkin

               /  6th March 2016

              What did upset my delicate sensibilities when I was a teenager was the sight of someone’s hands which had been smashed with a sledgehammer after the nails had been pulled out-his feet had had the same treatment and, from the way he walked, were in a similar condition as they had been left to heal themselves as best they could. This had been done to a young lad in Auschwitz who somehow survived to tell the tale and who looked like an old man when I knew him, although he was not one.

              There was-and may still be, although he would be very old-a man in the next town to me who was shot and thrown into one of the mass graves that we see in photos of the Holocaust. He played dead and somehow managed to crawl out from under the bodies thrown in after him. You may imagine the effect this had on him.

              The scars on one of my ESOL students from Cambodia told their own tale. I didn’t ask.

      • Gezza

         /  6th March 2016

        Well, he seems to have suddenly realised he needs to deal with that problem…
        http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/04/politics/donald-trump-reverses-on-torture/index.html

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        • kittycatkin

           /  6th March 2016

          I suppose that even he realised what a bad look this was, violating international laws so blatantly.

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      • Pete Kane

         /  6th March 2016

        This was an interesting snippet of the former CIA director with Bill Maher re Trump.

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        • Timoti

           /  6th March 2016

          Yea ha…meanwhile Muslim barbarians kill everything in sight. But not us goody Westerners. We are superior. We know the Geneva Convention.

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      • Timoti

         /  6th March 2016

        That’s called a military coup, Ollie. The same thing happened when Nixon resigned in the face impeachment. The military refused to swear allegiance to Ford until they received the OK.. .from who???? America is not as politically stable as we would like to think.

        Play it again, Ollie….play it again.

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  2. Mike C

     /  6th March 2016

    What happens to the Delegate votes that a Candidate has accrued … when they pull out of the race ???

    Are those votes equally distributed between the remaining candidates … or do Delegates get to nominate a particular Candidate that they want to receive their vote ???

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    • Pete Kane

       /  6th March 2016

      Bottom of the page MC. Although there are a number of variations.

      http://people.howstuffworks.com/primary2.htm

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      • Mike C

         /  6th March 2016

        @PeteK

        Many thanks for that info link 🙂

        After reading it … I am wondering if that is how the “Republican Party Scaredy-Cat Old-Farts Brigade” plans on getting rid of Trump at the last hurdle?

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        • Pete Kane

           /  6th March 2016

          Well also keep in mind that for Republicans (from my understanding) the ‘winner take all” states including California, Illinoi and Ohio (1st, 5th and 7th respectively popn/delegation size although Illinoi includes some proportionality) have no preferential voting. So in theory, 4 Candidates, 25% + 1 can take it all. May not be 4 in California as that is June 7. All good fun – and with all those nuclear weapons, rather exciting.

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          • Mike C

             /  6th March 2016

            @PeteK

            This could be the most exciting Presidential Election in the history of the USA 🙂

            I am more excited in American Politics than ours right now.

            The next few weeks are going to be really interesting.

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          • Pete Kane

             /  7th March 2016

            Sorry, left out Florida on the 15th, another winner take all for the Republicans and now the third largest state edging out New York. Rubio’s last chance really, although I think that horse has probably bolted already.

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        • Pete Kane

           /  6th March 2016

          Mike I haven’t (and probably won’t) seen the whole debate, but thought this 3 min s on the Time page was quite funny. This was the first time I caught up on the finger deal (and the yoga).

          http://time.com/4247474/republican-debate-eleventh-detroit-fox-news-video/

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    • kittycatkin

       /  6th March 2016

      I must confess that I am sick to death of it, it’s a variation on the same theme night after night on the news. I am tired of seeing Trump bullying and being rude and overbearing-not to mention crude and vulgar. He is no gentleman. I don’t want to hear him boasting about his dangly bits, thank you, I’m not interested in them. I suppose that we should be thankful that he didn’t give us a practical demonstration-although if he did, he’d kiss his chances goodbye.

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      • Gezza

         /  6th March 2016

        The thing that annoys me is that he reallydoes have short fingers….

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        • Nelly Smickers

           /  6th March 2016

          What’s the carry-on about this ‘short finger’ stuff all of a sudden?

          My husband must have asked me about a dozen times in the last few days if I thought he had short fingers!

          It’s got me beat 😦

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          • Gezza

             /  6th March 2016

            Don’t worry about it. Just tell him no, he’s obviously got long fingers.

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            • Brown

               /  6th March 2016

              I have long fingers. Someone said they are pianist fingers but I can’t play the piano so back to the drawing board.

            • kittycatkin

               /  6th March 2016

              People need a good stretch to play the piano well, so as to cover as much of the piano as possible. I have a reasonable one, but as I have no musical talent it doesn’t do me much good .

  3. Pete Kane

     /  6th March 2016

    Keep in mind Clinton’s overall vote count includes most of the Super Delegates. Some may argue a little prematurely. Keep at it FBI.

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