As votes were counted across 12 states and one U.S. territory on Tuesday evening, 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton extended their probable paths to the presidential nomination. Throughout this important voting day, known informally as the "SEC primary" for its high proportion of southern states, students voted from college towns all the way from Boston, Ma. to Tuscaloosa, Ala. Hover over the state maps to see how college counties voted.
Donald Trump: 43.7%
Hillary Clinton: 78.7%
Boosted this week by a major endorsement from Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Donald Trump rode to a strong victory in this mostly rural Southern state. He crushed runner-up Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), who had been relying on Evangelical voters in Southern states to shore up his support.
Ted Cruz: 36%
Alaska had no surprises. Cruz trounced his opponents on the Republican side, taking more than twice the number of votes of any of his opponents.
Donald Trump: 33%
Hillary Clinton: 67.1%
In the state where she once served as First Lady, Hillary Clinton sailed to victory over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who has trailed in support among Black voters in the South. On the Republican side, Donald Trump narrowly beat back rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) by less than three%age points.
Donald Trump: 38.9%
Hillary Clinton: 71.2%
Hillary Clinton again crushed competitor Bernie Sanders in a show of strength among the Southern voting states. She won every county in the state, sweeping the majority Black electorate. Trump beat second-place finisher Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) by double-digits, with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) trailing far behind.
Donald Trump: 49%
Hillary Clinton: 50.3%
Hillary Clinton denied rival Bernie Sanders a crucial victory in this state, where he may have expected a carryover of goodwill from his wins in New Hampshire and Vermont. Trump also beat back Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who stumbled with only 18% of the vote.
Marco Rubio: 36.8%
Bernie Sanders: 59.8%
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) achieved his first victory of the presidential campaign in Minnesota, beating front-runner Donald Trump by over 15%age points. Trump fell to third place in this state, which holds a caucus instead of a traditional primary. Sanders, who benefits from the more liberal voters the arduous caucus process generally attracts, beat Hillary Clinton by nearly 20%age points.
Ted Cruz: 34.4%
Bernie Sanders: 51.9%
Apart from his home state of Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.)’s only victory on Super Tuesday was in its border state: Oklahoma, where he narrowly beat out Donald Trump. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) nabbed a close win from Clinton, though she still managed to win five states across the south to Sanders’ two.
Donald Trump: 38.9%
Hillary Clinton: 66. 1%
Despite Tennessee’s Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and senior Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) both endorsing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.), Donald Trump still sailed to victory here. The real estate mogul from New York managed to extend his base throughout the string of southern states that vote on Super Tuesday, giving it the informal name: “the SEC primary.”
Ted Cruz: 43.7%
Hillary Clinton: 65.5%
Despite an otherwise dominant evening for Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) avoided embarrassment by winning his home state, the crown jewel of Super Tuesday. Texas has 155 delegates up for grabs. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also continued her domination of the southern electorate by beating rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by over 30%age points.
Donald Trump: 32.7%
Bernie Sanders: 86.2%
All across Vermont, voters were “feeling the Bern” as their home state senator cruised to a nearly 75-point win over rival Hillary Clinton. On the Republican side, Donald Trump narrowly beat back a threat from Ohio Gov. John Kasich. In his best performance of the day, Kasich finished nearly 1,000 votes behind Trump.
Donald Trump: 34.7%
Hillary Clinton: 64.3%
Throughout the state, the frontrunners for both parties locked up the win, with Hillary Clinton securing a strong lead over Bernie Sanders. Counties with strong university presences followed the overall trend of the state. Hillary Clinton had a particularly strong showing among college towns, securing almost 75% of the vote in Chesapeake City. In Lynchburg, Republican Marco Rubio edged out a win with 30% of the vote over Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
Data from AP as of 2:00am EST 2/2/16.
Results may change as votes continue to be counted.
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