Cruz wins Alaska caucuses to wrap Super Tuesday | Inquirer News

Cruz wins Alaska caucuses to wrap Super Tuesday

/ 05:32 PM March 02, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during an election night watch party Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Stafford, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during an election night watch party on March 1 in Stafford, Texas. AP

WASHINGTON—The latest on campaign 2016 on Super Tuesday (all times Eastern Standard Time):

3:45 a.m.

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the Republican presidential caucuses in Alaska. It’s his third win on Super Tuesday, adding to victories in the Texas and Oklahoma primaries.

Cruz adds 12 delegates to his total with the win in Alaska. Donald Trump will take home 11 delegates from the state, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio gets five delegates.

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Cruz’s win in Alaska is the final Super Tuesday contest. The 2016 presidential race will resume on Saturday, with primary elections and caucuses in Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine and Nebraska.

1:16 p.m.

Hillary Clinton’s solid Super Tuesday has widened her delegate lead over Bernie Sanders.

She is assured of winning at least 457 of the 865 delegates at stake for the night. Sanders will gain at least 286. There are 122 delegates that remain to be allocated, depending on the margin of victory in several states and congressional districts.

Going into Super Tuesday, Clinton had held a 26-delegate advantage based on wins from primaries and caucuses.

Her delegate lead is actually much bigger when including superdelegates.

When including those party leaders, Clinton has at least 1,005 delegates. Sanders has at least 373. It takes 2,383 delegates to win the nomination.

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1:08 a.m.

Donald Trump added to his lead in the race for delegates on Super Tuesday. But his gains were muted because every state awarded delegates in proportion to the vote, so even candidates who lost still collected delegates.

Trump won at least 192 delegates in Tuesday’s contests. Ted Cruz collected at least 132 delegates and Marco Rubio picked up at least 66.

John Kasich won at least 19 delegates and Ben Carson won at least three.

There were 595 Republican delegates at stake in 11 states. There were still 183 delegates left to be allocated.

Overall, Trump leads with 274 delegates. Cruz has 149, Rubio has 82, Kasich has 25 and Carson has eight.

It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president.

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