As predicted, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton dominated Super Tuesday, winning at least six states over opponent Bernie Sanders' one. Clinton took to the stage in front of a cheering audience in Miami, Florida to give her official victory speech, which looked forward to the future of the race. Clinton's decisive victory closes most of the doubt surrounding a potential Sanders insurgency, an increasingly unlikely eventuality that Clinton addressed during her speech. "Instead of building walls, we’re going to break down barriers," said Clinton, hoping to rally Sanders supporters who may be realizing that their candidate's chance at the Democratic nomination is fading as the sun sets on Super Tuesday.
Clinton continued with her message of inclusion, highlighting the difference in rhetoric between the two parties. "It’s clear that the stakes in this election have never been higher. And the rhetoric we’re hearing on the other side has never been lower... If we resist the forces trying to drive us apart, we can come together to make this country work for everyone." Clinton even picked up a little of Sanders' populist rhetoric to round out the speech and remind voters that there's an alternative to the far-left candidate. "This country belongs to all of us—not just to those at the top. Not just to people who look one way, worship one way, or even think one way," said Clinton.
Clinton's win doesn't come as much of a surprise — she was crushing Sanders' in most of the polls before voting opened on Tuesday morning. However, the realization of that polling data likely comes as a huge relief for Clinton, who only a few months ago was fighting back against a rising tide of support for Sanders. As of her speech, CNN officially called Texas, Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and Arkansas for Clinton, and although the delegate count has not yet been announced, the statewide wins represents a huge majority of the delegates up for grabs during Tuesday's contests.
The only state Clinton has officially lost is Sanders' home state of Vermont, where the former New York senator didn't even cross the 15 percent viability threshold. That means Sanders will take all 10 of that state's delegates, but it may be the only state that Sanders will win. He is showing strong numbers in Oklahoma and Massachusetts, but the likelihood that Clinton will win at least 10 of the Democratic Super Tuesday contests is nearly insurmountable for Sanders.
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