Super Tuesday has come to an end, and Donald Trump has won Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. So how many delegates did Donald Trump win on Super Tuesday?
As of early Wednesday morning, the GOP frontrunner has won 203 delegates on March 1 — and counting — securing his lead in the Republican presidential primaries with 285 total delegates. At the rate he has been advancing since the start of the primaries, it will be hard to stop Trump from securing the general election nomination.
Republican candidates need to win 1,237 delegates in order to win the nomination, and it looks like Trump is well on his way. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz remains second to Trump with 161 delegates, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with 87. But the Republican political sphere seems to be drawing the conclusion that they must rally around Ted Cruz in order to prevent a Trump nomination. "Help me, Ted Cruz. You're my only hope."
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has been vocal in the last few days about the very real possibility of Trump winning the Republican primaries. And he, along with many Americans, is fearful.
At Capitol Hill on Feb. 25, Graham compared this possibility to signing up for the Titanic after seeing the movie. Graham's statements late on Super Tuesday echoed that earlier statement, as he suggested that the Republican Party may have to support Cruz in order to take down Trump. A sad day for Graham, who just last week joked that the Senate wouldn't even convict you if you killed Cruz.
And he had a lot to say about the state of the Republican Party as it stands right now:
What would a Trump presidential race look like? According to a recent CNN/ORC national poll, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tops Trump 52 percent to 44 percent. Even in the case of a Trump versus Clinton presidential race, nine prominent Republicans have already made it clear that they will not vote for Donald Trump no matter what.
On the other hand, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leads Trump at 55 percent to 43 percent, based on the same national poll — a wider margin than Clinton. Regardless of who becomes the Democratic general election nominee, from where we stand now it looks as though Trump winning the Republican primaries wouldn't hurt the Democratic Party as much as it would hurt the general credibility of the GOP.