The results of Saturday’s Super Saturday primary nominating elections show that both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump picked up big wins in delegate rich Louisiana while Republican Ted Cruz won in Maine and Kansas.
Trump won in Kentucky.
On the Republican side, Trump leads the total delegate count with 378, Cruz is in second with 295, Rubio is in third with 123, and John Kasich has 33.
There are 1,237 delegates needed for the Republican nomination.
Although Bernie Sanders won in Kansas and Nebraska, Clinton widened her lead with the delegate count over Sanders because Louisiana has more delegates at stake with 51.
On the Democratic side, Clinton has 1,121 delegates compared to Sanders 479.
She is well on her way to getting the 2,383 delegates that are needed to receive the nomination.
From Detroit, Clinton tweeted a message thanking everyone who turned out to support her.
During her press conference, Clinton spoke about making America whole and made it clear that diversity is a strength.
"I am thrilled we’re adding to our pledged delegate count. I’m grateful to everyone who turned out to support us." —Hillary in Detroit
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 6, 2016
Donald Trump congratulated Cruz for doing well in Maine and Kansas.
Trump pointed out that Cruz should do well in Maine because its close to Canada and called on Marco Rubio, who has only 1 win in Minnesota, to drop out of the race.
“I think Marco Rubio had a very very bad night and personally I call for him to drop out of the race. I think it’s time now that he drop out of the race…..I really think so” Trump told his supporters in Florida.
Trump calls Rubio by the condescending name “little Marco” and said he would love to take on Ted Cruz one on one.
On Tuesday Michigan and Mississippi will hold nominating contests for both parties and Republicans will hold contests in those states plus 2 other states: Idaho and Hawaii.
On Tuesday March 15th several delegate rich states will hold nominating contests including Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, and North Carolina.