Voters will cast ballots in Arizona, Idaho, and Utah on Tuesday, and anyone looking for live results of all the March 22 voting will have plenty of options to follow all the update-to-date voting totals.
While there may not be as many delegates at stake on Tuesday as the original Super Tuesday or the redux last week, there are important races on both the Democratic and Republican sides on March 22 as Bernie Sanders tries to climb back into the race and Donald Trump looks to shut the door on any hopes his competitors have of a comeback.
Arizona will have primaries for both Democrats and Republicans, with polls closing at 10 p.m. EDT. Utah will hold Democratic caucuses starting at 8 p.m. EDT, and Republicans there will caucus at 9 p.m. EDT. In Idaho, Democrats will caucus at 7 p.m. EDT.
Those who follow live results of the March 22 presidential primary and caucuses will see Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with his best chance to cut into Donald Trump’s delegate lead. He is expected to win in Utah, which NJ.com noted is the perfect setting for his more reserved campaigning style — and a bad setting for Trump’s bombastic tone.
“Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is likely to do well in Utah, a conservative state that prizes civility and religiosity. Cruz has been helped by the support of Mitt Romney, the GOP’s last presidential nominee who holds clout among the state’s predominantly Mormon voters. But Ohio Gov. John Kasich is fighting back in there, hoping his more pragmatic approach and longtime governing experience will net him delegates there.”
If Ted Cruz is to win in Utah, his margin will be very important. If any candidate takes more than 50 percent, they will be awarded all of the state’s 40 delegates. But if the margin of victory is under 40 percent, then the delegates will be awarded proportionally among the three candidates.
For Bernie Sanders, results from races in Arizona, Utah, and Idaho are expected to push him into a run that could cut into Hillary Clinton’s delegate lead. Clinton dominated in the southern primaries and turned out important victories last week in Illinois and Missouri, pushing Sanders to the edge and gaining what is close to an insurmountable delegate lead.
But experts believe the live results from Arizona, Idaho, and Utah voting to show that Bernie Sanders has an edge, and wins in all three states could give his campaign more life nearing some of the larger western states.
Presidential Race Moves West On Tuesday To Arizona, Utah And Idaho https://t.co/OUdChoE51e— Social In Garland (@SocialInGarland) March 22, 2016
It was a point Sanders himself noted after Clinton’s big wins down south.
“She creamed us in Mississippi and Louisiana and South Carolina,” Sanders said last week (via the Guardian). He added: “As we head to the West Coast, which is probably the most progressive part of America, I think as you go forward you’re going to see us doing better and better.”
The races could be affected by Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Brussels, which left at least 30 dead and more than 200 wounded. ISIS has claimed responsibility, prompting all major candidates to respond.
The New York Times compiled these responses.
“Donald J. Trump repeated his call for barring foreign Muslim immigrants, advocated expanding international laws to allow forms of torture and bluntly predicted, ‘This is going to happen in the United States.’ Hillary Clinton vowed to ‘defeat terrorism‘ but was cautious about shutting borders and torture. Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and John Kasich also spoke out.”
Those who want to follow live results from the Arizona primaries and Utah and Idaho caucuses can click here for vote totals from CNN. The New York Times also has election results that can be found here.
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