By Kimberly Wilborn 3/1/2016
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders won Vermont by a landslide with an overwhelming 86.2% to Clinton’s 13.5%.The victory was expected, considering Sanders is the state’s senator. The outcome: Sanders received every delegate so far giving him 10 while Clinton remains with 0. The last 6 from Vermont have yet to be distributed. Despite losing the northern state, Clinton won 7 other states last night including Massachusetts. Vermont was the first state the Sanders campaign took from Clinton during Super Tuesday.
Following a close race, Donald Trump beat John Kasich by about 3 percent with his 32.7% to Kasich’s 30.4%. Vermont was one of the last states Trump won, solidifying his overall triumph of winning seven states so far in super Tuesday. Delegates were split evenly between Trump and Kasich. Each candidate gained 8 out of the total 16 from Vermont according to CNN. Trump last spoke in Vermont in early January. Kasich had spoken in Colchester a week prior to last night’s primary. If Kasich would have won, it would have been the Ohio governor’s first state victory.