Super Tuesday results are in, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton coming out as the big winners. Republican candidate Trump succeeded to win seven states across the country, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Clinton also won seven states on the Democratic side.
CNN projects that Trump won 233 delegates on Super Tuesday, giving him a total of 315 delegates in the race. Cruz and Rubio trail the billionaire with 205 delegates and 106 delegates, respectively. 1,237 delegates are needed to win the Republican nomination.
Cruz and Rubio now appear to be in a stalemate to determine who will exit the race to have a chance to beat the anti-establishment Trump. Cruz and Rubio are currently splitting the establishment voters, which benefits Trump.
Cruz has suggested that Rubio “prayerfully” consider dropping out of the race, claiming that his victories in Texas, Oklahoma, Alaska, and the Iowa caucuses show promise of defeating Trump.
"I am the only candidate who has beaten Donald three times," Cruz said.
Publication date: March 2, 2016