Early Super Tuesday Results Raise Doubts Over Trump Inevitability

[DIGEST: CBS, NPR, CNN, ABC, NYT]

All results are as of 8:00 a.m. March 2.

Super Tuesday results kicked off with the results from Georgia, Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia. 

The story of the night is that Donald Trump is not doing as well as he had hoped. While Georgia was called for Trump around 7:30 p.m. and his win was announced when the polls closed in Massachusetts, Trump supporters had hoped for quick results at 7:00 p.m. due to a big win. Instead, the divisive businessman has had to wait to see his likely victories and may prove that the Republican race is more competitive than previously thought.

Trump hoped to pick up more delegates, making it nearly impossible for his challengers to reach the delegate count of 1,237 needed to clinch the nomination. While that may yet happen, it did not happen on Super Tuesday.

While Trump won in Virginia with 38.4 percent of the vote, Senator Marco Rubio came in a strong second at 31.8 percent. This may be indicative of his growing role as the establishment candidate.

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In Vermont, Governor John Kasich was ultimately unsuccessful as Trump’s challenger with 30.8 percent to Trump’s 32.3. Exit polls show that the Ohio governor did well with Republicans looking for a candidate that shares their values.

On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won in Georgia and Virginia, thanks to their more sizable African-American populations. Senator Bernie Sanders’ home state, Vermont, was an easy win for him, taking 86.2 percent. A bigger fight was expected in Massachusetts, the state in the

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