When Will Super Tuesday 2 Results Be In? Prepare For Close Races & A Very Late Night
March 8 will feature primaries and caucuses in four states across the United States, with many Republican and Democratic delegates at stake. Mississippi and Michigan will hold primary elections for both Republicans and Democrats, while the Idaho primary and Hawaii caucuses will take place for Republicans only. When will the Super Tuesday 2 election results be in? Those looking to follow along will be in for a late night.
The state to close its polls earliest on Tuesday is Mississippi at 8 p.m. ET. Next up is Michigan, whose polls close at 9 p.m. ET. We should have a good idea of how well candidates performed in these races by midnight ET, although final results could not be in until Wednesday. The results of the exclusively Republican contests held on Tuesday will be coming in much later. Idaho polls close at 8 p.m. local time, so 11 p.m. ET, while Hawaii will be voting until 8 p.m. local time, which is 1 a.m. ET Wednesday morning.
ABC News reported that Republican candidates will compete for 150 delegates on Tuesday, and Democrats are going after 166 — or 183, if you include the Democrats abroad votes. The delegate breakdown for each of the four states is as follows:
- Hawaii: 19 Republican delegates
- Idaho: 32 Republican delegates
- Michigan: 59 Republican delegates/130 Democratic delegates
- Mississippi: 40 Republican delegates/36 Democratic delegates
March 8 will also be the final day for Americans abroad to vote in the Democratic primaries. Seventeen delegates are at stake in abroad elections. Voters outside the U.S. can either submit their ballot via email by 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday or vote at one of the many polling locations around the world, whose opening and closing times vary.
There are plenty of ways to get live updates as results pour in from these states. Every major news network and website will feature video, articles, and result updates. But if you're interested in focusing on the numbers, I recommend two tabs to keep open. One is The Guardian's results tracker, and the other is Google's Associated Press summary.
The Guardian offers a super fun and informative interactive results tracker. They show you which candidate is winning which state and even provide county breakdowns with color-coded state maps. Though they don't provide delegate counts for states, they show the popular vote results and the percent of precincts reporting. On top of the substantive and easily-digestible organization of information, they even give us little avatars of each candidate coloring in the counties they've won. Check The Guardian's March 5 primary results page for an example, and go to the site Tuesday night for live Super Tuesday 2 results.
Google's Associated Press box is handy because it provides delegate counts for each state. Simply google "March 8 primary," and you'll see a box with a bar graph featuring each candidate's current delegate standing. Below the bar graph is a list of states with their delegate counts, which will be updated with information about how many delegates candidates have won as results come in. You can switch between Republican and Democratic tabs at the top of the box.
Limited polling on the Republican side makes it difficult to know just what to expect from Tuesday's contests, while Democratic polls from Mississippi and Michigan are forecasting a strong showing for former Sec. Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. Whether you're staying up all night or waiting until Wednesday to get the results, the resources above will sort out the numbers for you.