Ted Cruz Gains On Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Takes Majority Of Delegates On “Super Saturday”

Cruz and Trump split four states and Clinton edges out Sanders despite losing two out of three.

March 05, 2016
Ted Cruz Gains On Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Takes Majority Of Delegates On “Super Saturday” Scot Eisen / Getty Images

Ted Cruz won in Kansas and Maine today, while Hillary Clinton narrowly beat out Bernie Sanders on delegates despite losing two out of three states in today's presidential primaries.

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Cruz and Trump split the four states up for grabs today, with Cruz winning Kansas and Maine and Trump securing victories in Louisiana and Kentucky, major outlets report. However, Cruz was able to win twice as many delegates as Trump and has suggested the lesser candidates move out of the way at this juncture. Trump now stands at 347 delegates, while Cruz is gaining with 267.

On the Democratic side, Sanders won in Kansas and Nebraska, picking up 37 delegates between the two states. Hillary Clinton scored a major victory in Louisiana, the biggest draw with 59 delegates, by a large margin. Clinton and Sanders have 1,114 and 469 delegates respectively with California, New York, and Oregon on the horizon.

Ted Cruz Gains On Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Takes Majority Of Delegates On “Super Saturday”