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Yesterday was Super Tuesday, in which the Democratic and Republican candidates either win or lose their party’s nomination. This is actually only a slight exaggeration, as the winner of the majority of the Super Tuesday states usually is the nominee. This is a very important part of the 2016 US Presidential Election.

The winner of the majority of the Super Tuesday States for the Democrats was Hillary Clinton of New York. Clinton beat Bernie Sanders of Vermont in 7 Super Tuesday States. Clinton won Alabama with 78% of the vote to Sander’s 19%, Arkansas with 66% to Sander’s 30%, Georgia with 71% to Sander’s 28%, Massachusetts with 50% to Sander’s 49%, Tennessee with 66% to Sander’s 32%, Texas with 65% to Sander’s 33%, and Virginia with 64% of the vote to 35% for Sanders. Sanders defeated Clinton in 4 of the Super Tuesday States. Sanders won Colorado with 59% of the vote to Clinton’s 40%, Minnesota with 62% to Clinton’s 38%, Oklahoma with 52% to Clinton’s 42%, and Vermont with 86% to Clinton’s 14%.

The winner of the majority of the Super Tuesday State for the Republicans was Donald Trump of New York. Trump won 7 of the Super Tuesday States, defeating Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida. Trump won Alabama with 43% of the vote to 21% for Cruz and 19% for Rubio, Arkansas with 33% to 30% for Cruz and 25% for Rubio, Georgia with 39% to 24% for Rubio and 24% for Cruz, Massachusetts with 49% to 18% for John Kasich of Ohio, 18% for Rubio, and 10% for Cruz, Tennessee with 39% of the vote to 25% for Cruz and 21% for Rubio, Vermont with 33% to 30% for Kasich, 19% for Rubio, and 10% for Cruz, and Virginia with 35% of the vote to 32% for Rubio and 17% for Cruz. Cruz won 3 states: Alaska with 36% of the vote to 33% for Trump and 15% for Rubio, Oklahoma with 34% to 28% for Trump and 26% for Rubio, and Texas with 44% to Trump with 27% and Rubio with 18%. Rubio won 1 state: Minnesota with 37% of the vote to 29% for Cruz and 21% for Trump.

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