The 2016 Super Saturday primary and caucus election results are in, we think? At first glance, it would appear that Donald J Trump and Ted Cruz split the GOP contests with two wins each. Cruz scored well in the Kansas and Maine caucuses, winning by decisive margins. He is bound to get a majority of the 40 Republican Party convention delegates from Kansas, and from the 23 delegates of Maine. Donald Trump won a narrow victory in Kentucky, which offers 46 delegates, and likewise in Louisiana, which also has 46 delegates to share. Marco Rubio finished 3rd in all but Maine, where he fell short of the minimum 10% threshold for earning delegates. John Kasich failed to reach the threshold in Louisiana. Hillary Clinton on a major victory in Louisiana while Bernie Sanders won big in Kansas and Nebraska.
In general, very little has changed as a result of Super Saturday. Hillary Clinton still has a commanding lead in the delegate count over Bernie Sanders by more than two-to-one. This is mostly thanks to her having so many more Democratic Party Super-Delegates. Donald Trump still leads the GOP presidential candidates by about the same over second-place Ted Cruz. Marco Rubio and John Kasich won very few delegates yesterday. Though we really do not know what the true delegate count is for either sets of candidates. Just as we saw a few days ago on Super Tuesday, all three major cable news networks are reporting different results. Primaries and caucuses are run by state-level organizations, each with different rules and counting methods. How about that you fans of State′s Rights?
Today we have a Democrat caucus in Maine, since, I guess, they were too busy on Saturday. That affair will be worth 25 delegates and Bernie Sanders is expected to win it. There is also a Republican primary today in Puerto Rico worth 23 delegates and Marco Rubio is expected to win that. On this coming Tuesday we have more GOP contests in Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Hawaii with Democrats just duking it out in Michigan and Mississippi. Trump has a good shot at winning Michigan and Mississippi, Rubio in Hawaii and Cruz in Idaho, where plenty of folks sleep with a copy of the Constitution and a Model 1911 .45 under their pillows. Mississippi will probably go for Hillary by a landslide while Sanders may have a slim shot at winning Michigan. But I would not count on Bernie pulling off any miracles.
So that is where we are election-wise today. Donald Trump is still in the lead of the 2016 GOP race after the Super Saturday election results of the 3 caucuses and one primary. During his victory speech, Trump called on Rubio and Kasich to drop out and allow for a one-on-one battle with Ted Cruz. Not much chance of that happening until after March 15, if even then. As for the Democrats, none of this really matters as theirs is a most undemocratic method of nomination. The Republicans may not be far behind if the #NeverTrump forces have their way. Theyw ould like Rubio and Kasich to stay in the race till the bitter end to stop Trump from winning the needed 1237 delegates for the nomination. Then, the Establishment can play games at a brokered convention and steal the election for Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush.