Super Tuesday – Trump and Clinton take Massachusetts

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By Angelina Salcedo 3/1/2016
After over 100 thousand votes in the Bay State, Republican Donald Trump got an overwhelming win in Massachusetts while Hillary Clinton just edged out Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary.

Clinton was able to win the heated contest by 51 percent over Bernie Sander’s 48 percent.

Although Sanders hoped for a strong backing among college-age voters, the state’s Democratic Party Establishment backed Clinton, giving her the push that she needed to win.

While voters gave Trump the win on the Republican side while John Kasich hoped to have a strong second-place finish to be the GOP alternative.

Both Trump and Clinton took to their Twitter accounts to thank Massachusetts.

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Twitter: @realDonaldTrump / @HillaryClinton

Massachusetts has 42 delegates on the Republican side that are awarded on a proportional basis. All of the GOP delegates are awarded based on the primary tally.

For Democrats, there are 116 delegates. 25 of which are super delegates, meaning that they’re free to back whichever candidate they want.

According to an Associated Press survey, Clinton has the support of 17 while only one is backing Sanders. This leaves 91 delegates, and these are awarded on a proportional basis.

Voting in Boston broke records set during the 2008 election when 66,000 voters cast ballots by 3 p.m.

This year’s turnout was greater with more than 81,000 votes cast by 3 p.m.

By 7 p.m. the number of votes cast topped 120,000; Polls closed at 8 p.m.