With the first batch of Super Tuesday results coming in just about an hour ago giving Hillary Clinton Georgia and Virginia while Bernie Sanders took Vermont, the 8 o’clock eastern hour brought a new round of poll closings with Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Alabama and Tennessee.
While Massachusetts and Oklahoma are still too close to call, it’s been projected that Hillary Clinton will win Tennessee and Alabama. Though, like with her earlier wins, this shouldn’t come as any big surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention to polling results over the last few weeks.
In all of Clinton’s first four victories this evening (Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama) Nate Silver gave Clinton a 99 percent chance of winning each. Not only that, but when it comes to Tennessee, Bernie Sanders didn’t visit once during his entire campaign.
While the final results won’t be known for couple of hours, Tennessee carries with it a total of 67 delegates, while Alabama has 53. That makes both states a solid win for Clinton, though the final results will ultimately determine how many delegates she ends up getting.
Just over an hour into this Super Tuesday contest and the current tally sits at four states for Hillary Clinton and one state for Bernie Sanders. The states Sanders was clearly targeting tonight were Minnesota, Colorado, Oklahoma and Massachusetts. So, while the evening isn’t going to well for the Sanders campaign so far, he still has hope to come away from tonight with a respectable showing.
The next state that will close its polls is Arkansas, though it’s a foregone conclusion that it will go to Hillary Clinton. Their polls close at 8:30 p.m., while Minnesota caucuses begin at 8 p.m. and Colorado’s start at 9 p.m.
With 865 delegates up for grabs for Democrats this evening, it goes without saying that this is the most crucial day of the primary election. So, buckle up everyone, it’s going to be a very eventful evening.
As always, let’s reminder that when this primary is all said and done, #VoteBlueNoMatterWho. Let’s make damn sure Democrats keep the White House this November. And not only that, let’s get out there and make sure Democrats take back the Senate this year, too.