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Presidential race tightens after 20 states

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton lead their respective parties with the most delegates so far. To win the primaries, the Republican nominee must obtain 1,237 delegates and the Democratic nominee must gain 2,383. As of March 6, Trump has 384 delegates and Clinton has 1,129 delegates.

“Now it’s clear tonight that the stakes in this election have never been higher,” Clinton said in her Super Tuesday victory speech. “And the rhetoric we’re hearing on the other side has never been lower. Trying to divide America between us and them is wrong, and we’re not going to let it work.”

Trump responded to Clinton’s victory speech by commenting on her previous work in Washington D.C.

“She’s been there for so long. I mean, if she hasn’t straightened it out by now, she’s not going to straighten it out in the next four years,” said Trump during his Super Tuesday victory speech. “It’s just going to become worse and worse. She wants to make America whole again and I’m trying to figure out what that is all about. Make America great again is going to be much better than making America whole again.”

On Saturday, Trump split the four elections with a surging Ted Cruz. Cruz won Kansas and Maine decisively, and Trump won just as convincingly in Louisiana and Kentucky.

Bernie Sanders won two of the three elections against Clinton in Nebraska and Kansas and added another 14 delegates for winning Maine on Sunday.

Clinton was able to win Louisiana. Marco Rubio won his second primary in Puerto Rico on Sunday, gaining all 23 delegates from the territory. The Republican Primaries in Florida, Illinois and Ohio occur on March 15. The GOP winner takes all of the delegates in these states, unlike the shared delegate system in all of the previous primaries. The winner(s) of Florida will gain 99 delegates, Illinois will gain 69 delegates and Ohio will gain 66.

Story by Alyssa LaCourse, Courtesy Photo

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