Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Hawaii are all part of the second Super Tuesday.
- Mississippi- Clinton wins Democratic vote, Trump wins Republican vote
- Michigan- Trump wins Republican vote
- Hawaii-Trump wins Republican vote
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on campaign 2016 as Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Hawaii vote for nominees (all times Eastern Standard Time):
Hillary Clinton is adding to her big delegate lead after a win in Mississippi.
With 36 delegates at stake, she is assured of picking up at least 21.
Entering Tuesday’s contests, she held a 196-delegate lead over Sanders based on the results from primaries and caucuses. Still, Sanders is counting on winning several upcoming states in a bid to recapture momentum.
Also voting on Tuesday were voters in Michigan, with 130 delegates up for grabs.
Clinton’s lead is even bigger when including superdelegates, the party leaders who can support any candidate they wish. She now has at least 1,155. Sanders has at least 502. It takes 2,383 to win.
Democrats living abroad also were submitting ballots by mail in their primary, with 13 delegates at stake. Their results will be released later this month.
Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential primary in Mississippi, riding a continuing wave of support from black voters in Southern states to claim her latest victory over Bernie Sanders.
The former secretary of state will proportionally be awarded a share of the state’s 36 delegates. Clinton had already earned 1,134 delegates in previous contests, versus 502 that have gone to Sanders.
Clinton’s number is roughly half the amount she needs to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. Her win in Mississippi comes off weekend contests in which Sanders won three out of four states.
Ted Cruz is going after Donald Trump’s recent move of asking rally attendees to pledge their allegiance to him.
Cruz told a crowd of 1,000 at a Kannapolis, North Carolina church on Tuesday that the move strikes him as “profoundly wrong” and is something “kings and queens demand” of their subjects.
Trump has recently begun kicking off his rallies by asking thousands of attendees to raise a hand and pledge to support him in upcoming elections, including at a rally Monday afternoon in Concord, North Carolina.
“I’m not here asking any of you to pledge your support of me,” Cruz said, to thunderous applause and cheers. “I’m pledging my support of you.”