Another Super Tuesday has passed and we have the results of a rather close contest. This is the second Super Tuesday State won by Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side. On the Republican’s end, Ted Cruz took most of the points by winning the state for his party. For both candidates, this is a great boost to their campaigns.
For Sanders, a U.S. Senator for Vermont, this represents a major success, especially considering that he was not the favorite. He went on with 52% of the votes, leading ahead of his closest competitor, Hillary Clinton. An Oklahoma organizer for Sanders, Andrew Jordan, said, “This victory shows Oklahoma wants the United States to move forward so that all of us can have a fighting chance.”
On a rally where Donald Trump was winning most of the states, Ted Cruz managed to defeat his contender in Oklahoma. This made Cruz express, “God bless the great state of Oklahoma.” Cruz managed to get a lead of 34.4% of voters, with Trump right behind with a 28.3%, and Rubio trailing pretty close with 26%.
Regarding Sander’s win, it is important to note that this is his first win outside his home state of New England. Most of the votes favoring Sanders come from white voters, while Clinton has been receiving support from the African American community. Oklahoma is not considered a great state or determinant of general elections, but Sanders sees this victory as a chance of staying competitive and on the way to the Democratic National Convention.
For Cruz, this was his second state win of the night, the other being his home state of Texas. Again, this might not be a very significant state to win, especially with Trump winning in most of the other states. However, the course of events is making this election more interesting.