The Super Tuesday election is here, and those who want to follow live results of all the Republican and Democratic races will have plenty of options for fining up-to-date voting totals, as well as live streaming video with final results and analysis.
Super Tuesday will be the busiest day so far for primaries, with 12 states in total along with Democratic contests in American Samoa and for Democrats abroad. Both parties will be holding votes in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia. Republicans also have a contest in Alaska, while Democrats vote in Colorado.
[Links to live results of the 2016 Super Tuesday primaries as well as live video of all the voting totals can be found below.]
For those following live results of the Super Tuesday elections, nearly all voting will end by 9 p.m. ET. Three states close their polls at 7 p.m. ET — Virginia, Georgia, and Vermont — while another four end at 8 p.m. ET — Oklahoma, Alabama, Tennessee, and Massachusetts. Polls in Arkansas close at 8:30 p.m ET, while Texas, Colorado, and Minnesota will close at 9 p.m. The only contest that will end past the bedtime of most viewers is Alaska, where polls close at 1 a.m. ET.
After the first month of voting, races on both sides of the aisle have reached a critical juncture leading into Tuesday’s voting. Hillary Clinton appears to have held off a late surge by Bernie Sanders, responding to his win in New Hampshire with important victories in Nevada and South Carolina. She has a chance to essentially seal the nomination with a strong performance on Tuesday, while Bernie Sanders is looking to score some badly needed upsets and keep the race going.
It could be an uphill climb for Bernie Sanders. FiveThirtyEight gives an in-depth analysis of each state voting, and notes Sanders is behind in most competitive races. There are several expected to go strongly to Clinton, while Sanders will likely trounce Clinton in his home state of Vermont. That leaves Sanders in need of victories — or at least very strong performances — in states like Colorado and Massachusetts.
Sanders has been leading a fundraising push in the days leading up to Super Tuesday, imploring supporters to do all they can to help Sanders grab momentum.
Those following live results of Super Tuesday election may also see the effective end of the race on the Republican side. Donald Trump has followed his narrow loss in Iowa with a winning streak that included resounding victories in New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina.
He is expected to win the majority of Super Tuesday contests, as well, and a strong performance could put Trump solidly in the lead, with little time remaining for the still-fractured party to catch him.
But Super Tuesday’s election results could bring another strange development. As Trump has continued to surge, a movement has begun growing within the Republican Party to stop him. Famed strategist Karl Rove is reportedly leading party insiders and major donors in a push against Trump, and many in the party are now speaking out against him publicly.
Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska, said in a Facebook post that he wold never back Trump, and instead would look for a third-party candidate if he were to face Hillary Clinton.
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