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Update: US Presidential primaries

27 February – South Carolina Democratic primary
23 February – Nevada Republican caucus
20 February – South Carolina Republican primary
20 February – Nevada Democratic caucus

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In the past 10 days Donald Trump has easily won presidential nomination contests in South Carolina and Nevada against a divided – but shrinking – field of rivals.

Hillary Clinton also won her party’s contest in Nevada and South Carolina over her sole rival Bernie Sanders.

Clinton retains her large lead in the Democratic delegate count. Trump has decisively moved into the lead in the Republican count.

Latest vote totals and delegate counts (including proportions of total party convention delegates) are set out below.


REPUBLICAN Party nominee:

Donald Trump

Candidate

total national votes so far

convention delegates 

qualified*

Donald Trump

420,215

82  (3.3%)

(2)

Senator Ted Cruz

265,724

17  (0.7%

Senator Marco Rubio

257,018

14 (0.6%)

Governor John Kasich

107,298

5 (0.2%)

Ben Carson

80,849

5  (0.2%)

Jeb Bush

94,475

3

 

Senator Rand Paul

10,551

2

 
Governor Chris Christie

24,403

1

 
Carly Fiorina

15,213

1

 
yet to be selected

2,342  (94.7%)

Total delegates

2,472

 

(*A Republican candidate needs to accumulate 8 state delegation majorities to be eligible to put their name forward at the party Convention.)

Withdrawals since the beginning of February: Mike Huckabee (1 February), Rand Paul (3 February), Rick Santorum (4 February), Carly Fiorina (10 February), Chris Christie (10 February), Jim Gilmour (12 February), Jeb Bush (20 February)


DEMOCRATIC Party nominee:

Hillary Clinton

Candidate

total national
votes so far*

convention
delegates

Hillary Clinton

458,175

291 – (6.1%)

Senator Bernie Sanders

337,872

68 – (1.4%)

yet to be selected

3,896  (81.8%)

uncommitted official delegates

506  (10.6%)

Total delegates

4,764

(* Totals include caucus state figures which are estimates, and which also undervalue the caucus states’ contributions to total votes in comparison to results from primary election states.)

These tallies include the support of elected Democratic delegates that have been confirmed by public endorsements. Such delegates are unbound and their vote can change at the convention (and see observations by Nate Silver at 538.com.)

Withdrawals since the beginning of February: Martin O’Malley (1 February)


The next primary event is the multi-state ‘Super Tuesday’ elections held on Tuesday March 1. The Republican party will hold primaries in 14 states, and the Democratic party will do so in 11 states.


Original Preview article (19 January 2016)

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This entry was posted on February 21, 2016 by in Current issues, United States, US presidential primaries.
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