Clinton, Cruz win Texas primaries

Clinton, Trump win majority of states on Super Tuesday

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Both Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz won the Texas presidential primaries. Clinton won the majority of the other states, while Cruz was in second with Trump winning the majority of states for the Republican Party.

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

On Super Tuesday, presidential nominees Hillary Clinton (D), and Ted Cruz (R) won the Texas primaries with Clinton winning 65.2% of the vote, winning 138 delegates. Cruz won 43.8% of the vote, while winning 99 delegates. Both candidates had a clear win over second place runners; Bernie Sanders for the Democratic party, and Donald Trump for the Republican party. Sanders won Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Vermont. 

I think Hillary is probably going to win now, but I would still rather go for Hillary than any of the Republican candidates as of right now so it’s disappointing, but I still think Bernie did a lot better than people expected him to.”

— Trey Roberts

“I would vote for Bernie Sanders,” senior Trey Roberts said. “Out of all of the politicians he’s the biggest for equality with sexes, races and just economic equality, and by economic equality I don’t think he means by everyone making the same out of money, but I think he wants everyone to have the same amount of opportunities to thrive in America which is what this nation was built on which is everyone having a chance to make themselves something, and I feel like out of all of the candidates, he’s the one who had a platform that lets everyone have an equal chance.”

Sanders received 33.2% of the Texas vote, and Donald Trump received 26.8% of the vote, both down by half of the voters for the state against Clinton, and Cruz.

“I would say I would vote for Bernie Sanders,” senior Olivia Baker said. “I like what he stands for. He’s really for the young people, and he doesn’t have a super PAC, so he’s not big money like the other candidates, and I think he really cares, because he cares about women’s rights, civil rights, minorities in America and LGBT people since the 1950’s and and he’s been steady since present day.”

Clinton also won Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia. On the Republican side, Cruz won in only two others states; Alaska, and Oklahoma. Trump won the majority of the states; Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. Marco Rubio only won one state, Minnesota.

“Bernie’s probably done for,” Roberts said. “I think Hillary is probably going to win now, but I would still rather go for Hillary than any of the Republican candidates as of right now so it’s disappointing, but I still think Bernie did a lot better than people expected him to. I’m proud for him, and he did a great job. He won four states yesterday, but Hillary won the big states like Texas.”