Clinton wins big on Super Tuesday while Sanders continues to struggle
After Super Tuesday Clinton has almost half of the delegates needed to win the nomination
Sanders is not letting his Super Tuesday Loss slow down his campaign
Political Science Professor Kirk Randazzo doesn't believe Sanders has a shot after Super Tuesday.
By Irvin Jones
Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton won by a landslide on Super Tuesday, winning seven states and 453 delegates. Clinton had a strong turnout of African-American supporters, winning big in the southeastern states. Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas and Georgia, all states with a high percentage of African-Americans, went for Clinton.
Clinton won almost 35 percent of her new delegates from her big win in Texas. She also won in Virginia and Massachusetts
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders won 284 new delegates on Super Tuesday. Sanders only took four states: Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Vermont, his state. Sanders celebrated in Vermont after his loss. Many observers are starting to question if America is still feeling the bern, but Sanders doesn't intend on letting recent losses slow him down.
"We are going to win because our message is resonating and the people, when we stand together, will be victorious," said Sanders.
University of South Carolina political science professor Kirk Randazzo disagrees and doesn't think Sanders has shot after Super Tuesday.
"Yesterday demonstrates that Bernie Sanders is going to have a very difficult time securing the nomination. The math from here forward makes it difficult for him to secure enough delegates to get the nomination," Randazzo said.
Clinton's committed counts of both pledged and super delegates gives her about half of the delegates needed to be nominated. Clinton has 1,034 delegates compared to Sander's 408 delegates. Democratic candidates need 2,363 delegates to win the nomination.
Florida and Michigan are the next states voting in the primaries.