Updated Tuesday, March 2, 12:30 a.m. EST: Donald Trump is the apparent winner in Vermont, beating out Ohio Gov. John Kasich in a close race, according to the Associated Press. It is Trump’s seventh Super Tuesday win.
As of the time of publication, Trump had won Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.
Also winning on the GOP side: Sen. Ted Cruz, who won his home state of Texas and neighboring Oklahoma, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, winning his first state in Minnesota.
On the Democratic side, also winning seven states on Super Tuesday is Hillary Clinton, who took home victories in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
Her Democratic rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, won four states: Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma and his home state of Vermont.
Only one state remains with the vote out at this hour, the state of Alaska, which is hosting a Republican caucus. It is still too early to call.
Updated Tuesday, March 1, 11:20 p.m. EST: And Marco Rubio has managed to best his rivals, winning the Minnesota GOP caucus, according to Politico. It’s Rubio’s first state win in the Republican presidential nomination contest.
Also winning in Minnesota, Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton to win his fourth contest in the Democratic Party race.
Updated Tuesday, March 1, 11:12 p.m. EST: According to NBC News, Sen. Bernie Sanders has won the state of Colorado against Hillary Clinton. It is Sanders’ third win Tuesday night after winning his home state of Vermont and Oklahoma. Clinton, though, is having the bigger night, winning seven states, narrowly beating out Sanders in Massachusetts.
On the Republican side, could Marco Rubio win Minnesota? He’s currently in the lead in the too-close-to-call state. Also still too close to call, Vermont, where Donald Trump is battling Ohio Gov. John Kasich in a tight race.
Updated Tuesday, March 1, 10:38 p.m. EST: Donald Trump is the projected winner in Arkansas, bringing his total state wins to six.
Before the win was announced, the GOP front-runner addressed supporters and the media during a press conference in Florida Tuesday night. “Make America great again is going to be much better than making America whole again,” he said, referencing a statement Democratic rival Hillary Clinton had made earlier in the night.
Also during the press conference, Trump called rival Marco Rubio a “lightweight,” admonishing the Florida senator as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who introduced Trump, stood beside him.
Calling himself a “commonsense conservative,” Trump claimed that his candidacy has “expanded the Republican Party,” attracting some Democrats to his cause. He also said that he would do “great with the African Americans” and Hispanics. Trump, early in the conference, said that he would bring his party together, saying of himself, “I am a unifier. Once we get all of this finished I’m going to go after one person, Hillary Clinton. … I think we’re going to be more inclusive, we’re going to be more unified and we’re going to win in November.”
Updated Tuesday, March 1, 9:34 p.m. EST: Bernie Sanders has added to his win in Vermont Tuesday night, taking Oklahoma from Hillary Clinton, according to NBC News.
Right now Clinton has won the South, taking delegate-rich Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia and Virginia, but is still in a tight race with Sanders in Massachusetts. Ted Cruz has won both his home state of Texas and Oklahoma, while Donald Trump is victorious in Virginia, Massachusetts, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia.
Things are still too close to call between Trump and Kasich in Vermont and Trump and Cruz in Arkansas.
Updated Tuesday, March 1, 9:13 p.m. EST: Ted Cruz just snagged another state. After winning big in Texas, the senator has taken Oklahoma, according to NBC News. Will Arkansas be next? The Natural State is still too close to call between Cruz and Trump.
Updated Tuesday, March 1, 9:12 p.m. EST: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is talking pretty punchy despite the fact he hasn’t yet won a state Tuesday night. He’s taken the stage in Florida and is upbeat and fiery, going directly after front-runner Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump is a con artist,” said Rubio. “We are seeing in state after state his numbers going down, our numbers going up. And two weeks from tonight, right here in Florida, we’re going to send a message loud and clear. We are going to send a message that the party of Lincoln and Reagan and the presidency of the United States will never be held by a con artist.”
Updated Tuesday, March 1, 9:03 p.m. EST: Sen. Ted Cruz did it. He just won his home state of Texas, one of the biggest delegate prizes up for grabs this Super Tuesday. And Hillary Clinton continued her Southern dominance, also winning Texas, according to NBC News.
Updated Tuesday, March 1, 8:54 p.m. EST: Clinton is having a big night, so naturally she’d be ebullient while addressing supporters. In a speech that focused on getting the middle class a raise and fixing divisions in the United States, Clinton took some time to strike out at the GOP front-runner, Donald Trump, without naming him.
Clinton said, “America never stopped being great,” echoing Trump’s slogan “Make America great again.” She continued, “We have to make America whole, fill in what’s been hollowed out. We have to make strong the broken places. Restitch the bonds of trust and respect across our country.”
Updated Tuesday, March 1, 8:48 p.m. EST: Donald Trump has emerged victorious over Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in Virginia, according to CBS News. Trump is winning big across the South, already emerging as victorious in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.
But not everything is ideal with Trump below the Mason-Dixon Line. The race is still tight in Arkansas, and we’re waiting for polls to close in Texas, two states where Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is making moves.
Updated Tuesday, March 1, 8:33 p.m. EST: Hillary Clinton continues to rack up wins in the South. She’s taken Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama, and now NBC News has reported that she’s taken Arkansas, a state where she was once first lady when her husband, Bill Clinton, was governor there.
Things are a bit tighter on the GOP side in the Natural State, where Ted Cruz had invested some resources in hopes of snatching Arkansas from Donald Trump.
Races continue to be too close to call in Oklahoma, Vermont and Virginia on the GOP side. Massachusetts and Oklahoma are tight between Clinton and Sanders.
Updated Tuesday, March 1, 8:04 p.m. EST: More big news for the GOP and Democratic front-runners Tuesday night. NBC News is projecting that Donald Trump has won the states of Alabama, Tennessee and Massachusetts, while Hillary Clinton has taken Alabama and Tennessee.
Oklahoma is still too early to call on both the GOP and Democratic races, while Massachusetts is also too early to call for the Democrats.
NBC News is also saying Vermont is now too close to call between Trump and Gov. John Kasich.
Updated Tuesday, March 1, 7:36 p.m. EST: A triumphant Bernie Sanders has taken the stage in Vermont as results across the nation trickle in. “This campaign is not just about electing a president, it’s about transforming America,” said Sanders during his victory speech in his home state. “In Vermont, billionaires do not buy town meetings, and in America, we are going to end a corrupt campaign-finance system.”
Vermont is Sanders’ second win. He previously won neighboring state New Hampshire.
It’s Super Tuesday, and at The Root, we’re watching the returns come in.
On the Democratic side, NBC News is projecting that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has won the Southern states of Georgia and Virginia, while her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has taken his home state of Vermont.
On the Republican side, business mogul Donald Trump is the projected winner in Georgia, while it’s too early to call the race between Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in Virginia, as well as the race between Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich in Vermont.
This Tuesday, several states are hosting primaries and caucuses in the race for the presidency. Both Democrats and Republicans are competing for their respective tickets in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia; the GOP will hold caucuses in Alaska; and Democrats will caucus in Colorado. Also, American Samoa will hold a vote on the Democratic side.
Check this page for updates as results come in Tuesday night.