United States of America

in Politics

2016’s Final Super Tuesday

The tl;dr

Sanders wins 2 states for 283 delegates (total of 1804). Clinton wins 4 states for 372 delegates (total of 2184).

Trump wins all 5 states for 297 delegates. He now has 1536 of the 1237 delegates needed to become the Republican nominee.

This post is current as of 8 June 2016.


For a Democrat to win the nomination, they need 2382 delegates. There’s still Washington DC left to vote (June 14) and another 20 delegates are up for grabs there. So neither Clinton or Sanders will have enough pledged delegates to secure the nomination. However, there are the 712 superdelegates, who vote at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (July 25-28). It seems likely that Clinton will be the democratic nominee because she’s secured promises from more superdelegates than Sanders has. They’re still unpledged and can vote any way they choose to.

North Dakota (100% reporting)

  • Sanders wins and gets 13 delegates. Clinton gets 5 delegates.
  • 64% to 26%
  • (Am I reading this right? According to AP there were a combined 354 votes for both candidates.)

South Dakota (100% reporting)

  • Clinton wins by a slim margin and gets 10 delegates. Sanders also gets 10 delegates.
  • 51% to 49%

California (100% reporting)

  • Clinton wins and gets 257 delegates. Sanders gets 188 delegates.
  • 56% to 43%

Montana (100% reporting)

  • Sanders wins and gets 11 delegates. Clinton gets 10 delegates.
  • 51% to 45%

New Jersey (99% reporting)

  • Clinton wins and gets 73 delegates. Sanders gets 47 delegates.
  • 63% to 37%

New Mexico (100% reporting)

  • Clinton wins and gets 17 delegates. Sanders gets 14 delegates.
  • 51.5% to 48.5%


It was expected that Trump would make a clean sweep since he’s the only person running as a Republican right now. He didn’t win each state by 100%, of course – there were still a few votes for Cruz and Kasich. However, no one got enough votes to secure delegates, except for Trump. He won 67-81% of the vote depending on which state you look at. Trump also breaks the Republican primary vote record by over a million votes. He has about 13.4 million votes, compared to the previous record pf 12 million votes (for  George W. Bush in 2000).

South Dakota

  • Trump wins 29 delegates


  • Trump wins 166 delegates


  • Trump wins 27 delegates

New Jersey

  • Trump wins 51 delegates

New Mexico

  • Trump wins 24 delegates