Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Are the Early Winners on Super Tuesday

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Ethan Miller/Getty Images; Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images

They don't call it Super Tuesday for nothing. Citizens in 12 states headed to the polls and caucuses to vote in the Democratic and Republican primaries on Tuesday, March 1, and the early winners looked to be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

With votes still being counted, CNN and other news outlets projected that Republican presidential front-runner Trump had won Georgia, Alabama, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia. 

Trump took to the stage in Palm Beach, Florida, on Tuesday night and told the crowd that his campaign has expanded the Republican party. "I am a unifier," he said. "I am going to go after one person, and that's Hillary Clinton."

On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Clinton was projected to be the winner in six states — Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee.

"We know we’ve got work to do, but that work is not to make America great again," Clinton told supporters on Tuesday night, referring to Trump's campaign slogan. "America never stopped being great. We have to make America whole. We have to fill in what's been hollowed out. It's clear tonight that the stakes in this election have never been higher, and the rhetoric we're hearing on the other side has never been lower. Trying to divide America between us and them is wrong, and we’re not going to let it work."

Republican Senator Ted Cruz was projected to be the winner of his home state of Texas as well as Oklahoma. He congratulated the New York businessman on his victories but told supporters that if Trump wins the nomination, it will be "a disaster for Republicans, for conservatives, and for the nation."

Democrat Senator Bernie Sanders picked up his home state of Vermont and was tipped to win Oklahoma, with Massachusetts too close to call at press time. He vowed to continue with his campaign, noting that there are 35 more states that have yet to vote.

Winners have yet to be declared in Minnesota, Colorado, Alaska and American Samoa.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has so far failed to win a state, and several pundits are predicting that he will pull out of the Republican race for the White House.

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