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Super Tuesday 2024: Trump, Biden are big winners

Super Tuesday

About a third of the country went to the polls on Super Tuesday, the biggest day of the primary season. And it was a big day for the front-runners, Republican Donald Trump, the former president; and Democrat Joe Biden, the incumbent president.

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We are still months away from the party conventions and the general election, but on Tuesday, voters in 16 states will be deciding which candidate will get the hundreds of delegates up for grabs.

Trump is leading the race for the Republican presidential nomination amid a challenge from former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley. Biden is leading the Democrats.

Trump and Biden carried all but one of their contests on Super Tuesday. Haley won Vermont, while Biden lost in American Samoa to Baltimore-based investor Jason Palmer.

Rep. Dean Phillips suspends campaign

Update 1:39 p.m. EST March 6: The long-shot presidential campaign waged by Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) has come to an end, The Washington Post reported.

He started his push to the White House late and had been rejected by voters in key states, ran as an alternative to Biden, citing low approval ratings and Biden’s age, but voters didn’t agree.

Phillips has thrown his support behind the current president when he announced the end of his presidential aspirations, the Post said.

Haley to suspend campaign

Update 7:38 a.m. EST March 6: Nikki Haley has decided to suspend her campaign after losing to Trump in every primary on Super Tuesday sources told The Associated Press.

She is not planning to endorse Trump, but will encourage him to earn the votes of the moderate Republicans and independents who supported her campaign, the AP reported.

The former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador was the remaining competition for Trump and had been the strongest GOP candidate going up against the former president.

She lost all but two primaries or caucuses, winning Vermont on Super Tuesday and Washington, D.C. over the weekend.

Trump takes GOP primary in Utah

Update 5:08 a.m. EST March 6: Former President Donald Trump is projected to win the Republican primary in Utah, according to The Associated Press.

Trump takes GOP primary in Alaska

Update 5:05 a.m. EST March 6: Former President Donald Trump is projected to win the Republican primary in Alaska, according to The Associated Press.

Allred wins nomination for Senate seat in Texas

Update 11:37 p.m. EST March 5: Colin Allred won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Texas, according to The Associated Press.

The former NFL linebacker, who played from 2007 to 2010 with the Tennessee Titans, said his closest competition in the race, state Sen. Roland Gutierrez of San Antonio, had conceded, according to The Dallas Morning News.

With 51% of polling locations reporting as of 9:57 p.m. CST, Allred had won 60.29% of the vote. Gutierrez had 16.81%, the newspaper reported.

Schiff, Garvey advance to special election for California Senate seat

Update 11:33 p.m. EST March 5: Democrat Adam Schiff advanced to a special election to complete the unexpired term of the late California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, The Associated Press reported.

Former MLB first baseman Steve Garvey was solidly in second place as the evening progressed and also advanced, according to the AP.

California has an open primary system, meaning that the top two vote-getters advance to November’s general election, regardless of party, CNN reported.

Biden, Trump wins California primaries

Update 11:15 p.m. EST March 5: President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump took the biggest prize on Super Tuesday, with each winning the California primary in their respective parties, according to The Associated Press.

Trump secured all 169 of the Republican delegates in California as he moved closer to gaining the GOP nomination for president for a third time.

There were 424 delegates to be awarded on the Democratic side.

Haley takes Vermont for first win on Super Tuesday

Update 10:41 p.m. EST March 5: Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley won her first primary on Super Tuesday, capturing a tight race against former President Donald Trump, according to The Associated Press.

The victory came as Trump romped to big wins in other states on Super Tuesday.

It was Haley’s second victory during primary season, two days after she prevailed in the District of Columbia’s balloting.

Biden: Trump driven by ‘grievance and grift’

Update 10:26 p.m. EST March 5: In a statement, President Joe Biden touted his administration’s achievements and issued a warning that if Donald Trump was re-elected as president, the country would return to “chaos, division and darkness.”

“Four years ago, I ran because of the existential threat Donald Trump posed to the America we all believe in,” Biden wrote in a statement; “(Trump) is driven by grievance and grift, focused on his own revenge and retribution, not the American people.”

Trump: Super Tuesday results ‘so conclusive’

Update 10:22 p.m. EST March 5: Donald Trump, speaking at a watch party at his Mar-a-Lago resort, celebrated his dominating showing on Super Tuesday.

“There has never been something so conclusive,” the former president said as he moved closer to locking down the Republican presidential nomination.

“They call it Super Tuesday for a reason,” Trump added. “This is a big one. This was an amazing night.”

Biden wins Democratic primary in Utah

Update 10:10 p.m. EST March 5: President Joe Biden is projected to win the Democratic presidential primary in Utah, according to The Associated Press.

Jason Palmer tops Biden in American Samoa

Update 10:08 p.m. EST March 5: Baltimore-based investor Jason Palmer defeated President Joe Biden in American Samoa, winning with 51 votes while Biden collected 40, according to The Associated Press.

During the 2020 Democratic race, American Samoa was the only contest won by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City.

Phillips congratulates candidates with ‘more appeal’

Update 9:50 p.m. EST March 5: At least Dean Phillips has a sense of humor.

The longshot candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination offered congratulations to President Joe Biden, Nikki Haley and even uncommitted delegates in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Congratulations to Joe Biden, Uncommitted, Marianne Williamson, and Nikki Haley for demonstrating more appeal to Democratic Party loyalists than me,” Phillips, D-Minn., tweeted on Tuesday.

Trump, Biden win primaries in Minnesota

Update 9:28 p.m. EST March 5: Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden are projected to win their respective primaries in Minnesota, according to The Associated Press.

Trump takes GOP primary in Colorado

Update 9:11 p.m. EST March 5: Former President Donald Trump is projected to win the Republican primary in Colorado, according to The Associated Press. There were 37 GOP delegates at stake in the state, while there were 72 delegates available for Democratic candidates.

Biden wins Democratic primary in Colorado

Update 9:06 p.m. EST March 5: President Joe Biden was a winner in the Colorado Democratic presidential primary, according to The Associated Press.

Trump wins Republican primary in Arkansas

Update 9:04 p.m. EST March 5: Former President Donald Trump captured another deep red state on Super Tuesday. The Associated Press projected that Trump would defeat Nikki Haley in the Republican primary in Arkansas.

Trump, Biden prevail in Texas

Update 9:02 p.m. EST March 5: Former President Donald Trump cruised to victory in the Texas Republican primary, The Associated Press reported. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz also secured a primary in his quest for re-election. On the Democratic side, President Joe Biden was a big winner in the Lone Star State.

Trump wins Republican primary in Alabama

Update 8:54 p.m. EST March 5: Former President Donald Trump continued his dominance in the Deep South on Super Tuesday, winning the Republican primary in Alabama, according to The Associated Press.

Trump wins Republican primary in Massachusetts

Update 8:50 p.m. EST March 5: Former President Donald Trump continued his dominance on Super Tuesday. He is projected to win the Republican primary in Massachusetts, according to The Associated Press

Biden wins Democratic primary in Alabama

Update 8:47 p.m. EST March 5: President Joe Biden continued his march to the Democratic nomination. The president is projected to win the Democratic primary in Alabama, according to The Associated Press.

Biden wins Democratic primary in Arkansas

Update 8:45 p.m. EST March 5: President Joe Biden is projected to win the Democratic primary in Arkansas, according to The Associated Press.

Trump, Biden win primaries in Maine

Update 8:30 p.m. EST March 5: Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden are projected to win their respective primaries in Maine, according to The Associated Press.

Biden wins Democratic primary in Massachusetts

Update 8:28 p.m. EST March 5: President Joe Biden is projected to win the Democratic primary in Massachusetts, according to The Associated Press.

Trump, Biden win primaries in Oklahoma

Update 8:18 p.m. EST March 5: Former President Donald Trump is projected to win the Republican primary in Oklahoma and President Joe Biden will win the Democratic primary in the state, according to The Associated Press.

Republicans had 43 delegates available in Oklahoma, according to The New York Times. They will be allocated proportionally based on the final vote tally, the newspaper reported.

Trump, Biden win primaries in Tennessee

Update 8:10 p.m. EST March 5: Former President Donald Trump is projected to win the Republican primary in Tennessee, while President Joe Biden will win the Democratic primary in the state, according to The Associated Press.

The news organization called the race for Trump eight minutes after the polls closed, and one minute later the AP projected Biden to win in Tennessee.

There were 58 Republican delegates at state in the Volunteer State.

Trump wins Republican primary in North Carolina

Update 8:02 p.m. EST March 5: Former President Donald Trump is projected to win the Republican primary in North Carolina, according to The Associated Press.

There were 74 delegates available in the Tar Heel State, CNN reported.

Mark Robinson wins GOP gubernatorial primary in NC

Update 7:53 p.m. EST March 5: Republican Mark Robinson is projected to win North Carolina’s GOP gubernatorial primary, according to CNN and The Associated Press. Josh Stein, the state’s attorney general, is the Democrats’ front-runner to advance to November. He was also projected to win his party’s primary, according to the AP.

Robinson’s race with Stein will probably be the most expensive and closely watched statewide election nationwide, The New York Times reported.

Biden wins Democratic primary in North Carolina

Update 7:40 p.m. EST March 5: President Joe Biden is projected to win the Democratic primary in North Carolina, according to The Associated Press.

Biden was the only Democratic candidate to appear on ballots in the state, The New York Times reported. Dean Phillips and Marianne Williamson failed to qualify in North Carolina.

Trump meets With Elon Musk

Update 7:32 p.m. EST March 5: Former President Donald Trump, seeking donors, met on Sunday in Palm Beach, Florida, with billionaire Elon Musk, the second wealthiest person in the world, The New York Times reported.

The newspaper cited three sources briefed on the meeting, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the discussion between the two men.

Aides to Trump did not respond to a request for comment from the Times. Musk also did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump wins Republican primary in Virginia

Update 7:27 p.m. EST March 5: Former President Donald Trump is projected to win the Republican primary in Virginia, according to The Associated Press.

There were 48 delegates at stake in the GOP primary, according to CNN. It was Trump’s first major victory of Super Tuesday.

Biden wins Democratic primary in Vermont

Update 7:24 p.m. EST March 5: President Joe Biden is projected to win the Democratic primary in Vermont, according to The Associated Press. There were 16 delegates at stake.

Biden wins Democratic primary in Virginia

Update 7:10 p.m. EST March 5: President Joe Biden is projected to win the Democratic primary in Virginia, according to The Associated Press. There were 99 pledged Democratic delegates in the state.

The AP called the race nine minutes after the polls closed.

Biden wins Iowa mail-in caucuses

Update 5:53 p.m. EST March 5: President Joe Biden won Iowa’s Democratic Party mail-only caucus, according to The Associated Press and The New York Times.

According to CNN, the president received nearly 91% of the votes cast. Biden received 11,083 votes, according to unofficial results from the state’s Democratic party.

Minnesota congressman Dean Phillips was second at 362 votes, followed by author Marianne Williamson, who received 268.

For Republicans, Iowa was the first state to vote. Former President Donald Trump swept the state’s caucuses in January, the Times reported.

Astronauts vote in space

Update 5:38 p.m. EST March 5: NASA astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara performed their civic duty on Tuesday, voting hundreds of miles above the Earth while aboard the International Space Station, according to The Associated Press.

“Being in space didn’t stop (O’Hara) and I from voting. Moghbeli tweeted on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Go vote today!”

Robocalls correct voting misinformation in North Carolina

Update 4:52 p.m. EST March 5: Officials in North Carolina activated emergency robocalls to correct misinformation from a country music station in the western portion of the state, according to The Associated Press.

Patrick Gannon, the state’s Board of Elections spokesperson, said that WKYK, a radio station based in Burnsville, erroneously told its listeners that election day precincts had closed and voters around Yancey County would have to vote at the county board of elections office.

Gannon told the AP that the false information appeared “to be an honest, but unfortunate, mistake.”

Yancey County’s emergency management office used a subscription-based public safety mass messaging system to issue accurate voting instructions to the public, according to the news organization.

No apparent connection between Meta outage, Super Tuesday, White House says

Update 3:10 p.m. EST March 5: In the immediate aftermath of an outage that took down Meta social media platforms for hundreds of thousands of users on Tuesday, White House officials said authorities were unaware of any connection between the incident and Super Tuesday.

“We are not aware of any specific malicious cyber activity ... or any specific nexus as it relates to today’s election,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a news briefing.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says she will not run for another term

Update 2:35 p.m. EST March 5: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., announced Tuesday that she will not run for a second term in office.

She criticized the state of politics, saying, “Despite modernizing our infrastructure, ensuring clean water, delivering good jobs and safer communities, Americans still choose to retreat farther to their partisan corners.”

She added, “The only political victories that matter these days are symbolic, attacking your opponents on cable news or social media. Compromise is a dirty word. ... Because I choose civility, understanding, listening, working together to get stuff done, I will leave the Senate at the end of this year.”

Access to Facebook, Instagram restored after outage

Update 1 p.m. EST March 5: Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta said its social media platforms were back online Tuesday after a widespread outage brought the sites down for hundreds of thousands of people.

Facebook, Instagram see widespread outage on Super Tuesday

Update 12:10 p.m. EST March 5: Meta social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Threads, experienced issues on Super Tuesday that took down the sites for hundreds of thousands of users.

The company said around 11:50 a.m. that its network was recovering from what it had earlier called “major disruptions.”

Haley makes her case on Super Tuesday

Update 11 a.m. EST March 5: Haley shared a video on social media Tuesday reminding Americans that they “have a choice today,” which she laid out as “more of the same chaos and drama, or a new generation of conservative leadership.”

Haley is considered a long-shot candidate for the GOP presidential nomination with 43 delegates to Trump’s 273.

Breaking down how many delegates are in play Tuesday

Update 10:25 a.m. EST March 5: Hundreds of delegates are up for grabs Tuesday as voters head to the polls in more than a dozen states.

Republican voters will be awarding a total of 865 delegates, while Democratic voters will be awarding 1,380.

To secure the Republican presidential nomination, a candidate would need to have 1,215 delegates. Trump has 273 delegates while Haley has 43 and other candidates have 12, according to The Associated Press.

To become the Democratic presidential nominee, a candidate will need 1,968 delegates. Biden has 206, the AP reported.

Taylor Swift urges people to vote

Update 10:05 a.m. EST March 5: In a message to her 282 million Instagram followers, Taylor Swift encouraged people to vote on Super Tuesday.

“I wanted to remind you guys to vote the people who most represent YOU into power,” she wrote in an Instagram Story published Tuesday morning. “If you haven’t already, make a plan to vote today.

“Whether you’re in Tennessee or somewhere else in the US, check your polling places and times at VOTE.ORG.”

Swift has not endorsed a candidate in the 2024 presidential election. In 2020, she endorsed Biden.

See where the race stands

Update 9:20 a.m. EST March 5: People in more than a dozen states are casting their votes Tuesday as Biden, Trump and Haley try to secure enough votes to secure their party’s presidential nomination.

See where the vote counts stand in real-time:


Trump: ‘Please get out and VOTE!’

Update 9 a.m. EST March 5: Trump urged people to head to the polls Tuesday to vote on the biggest day in the primary calendar.

“SUPER TUESDAY, a really big deal,” he wrote on social media. “Please get out and VOTE!”

Joe Biden encourages people to vote

Update 8:45 a.m. EST March 5: As voters in more than a dozen states head to the polls Tuesday, Biden encouraged people to cast their votes.

“If you’re in a Super Tuesday state or territory, polls are starting to open,” he said in a post on social media. “Now is the time to make your voice heard.”

Original report: Currently, former President Donald Trump has 273 delegates, while Nikki Haley has 43 after her only win in Washington, D.C. over the weekend, The Associated Press reported. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has nine delegates pledged to him, despite his dropping out of the race on Jan. 21, while Vivek Ramaswamy has three. The entrepreneur dropped out on Jan. 15.

A total of 1,215 delegates are needed to secure the nomination, and while Trump is most likely to be the nominee, that cannot be declared until March 12 at the earliest, the AP reported.

Republicans will elect 884 delegates, or 36% of their slate on Super Tuesday, according to Ballotpedia. Democrats will select 1,420 delegates, also 36% of delegates.

On the Democratic side, President Joe Biden has secured all but two delegates, with 206 pledged to him. A candidate needs 1,968 delegates to get the nomination, the AP reported. Biden may have the nomination tied up as early as March 19.

Which states are taking part?

  • Alabama
  • Alaska (Republican primary)
  • American Samoa (Democratic caucus)
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Iowa (Democratic primary)
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
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