2016 Elections & Primaries: March 8

Voters go the polls in four states today. Democrats and Republicans will vie for delegates in Michigan and Mississippi while just Republicans are holding caucuses in Hawaii and Idaho. Up for grabs for the Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are 166 delegates and 150 for the remaining four Republicans.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton look to build on their leads in the presidential nominating races when four states vote on Tuesday, and polls show both front-runners comfortably ahead in the biggest prize of Michigan.

Trump hopes to regain his momentum after suffering a week of blistering attacks from the party’s establishment and splitting four contests on Saturday with rival Ted Cruz, who positioned himself as the prime alternative to the brash billionaire in the race for the party’s nomination for the Nov. 8 election.

Most opinion polls show Trump hanging on to a solid double-digit lead in Michigan over Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

The establishment favorite, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, lags behind and is seen needing a breakthrough win in his home state next week to keep his campaign alive.

It’s going to be a late night since the results for Hawaii won’t be in until after 1 AM ET.

Meanwhile for your amusement, here is john Oliver and Samantha Bee

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    • TMC on March 8, 2016 at 9:55 pm
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    Hilary Clinton has bee declared the projected winner of the Mississippi primary getting 83% of the vote with 69% of the reporting. Michigan is too close to call with 51% of precincts reporting.

    Donald Drumpf has been declared the winner of both Michigan and Mississippi.

    • TMC on March 8, 2016 at 9:57 pm
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    Screw MSNBC. We get Drumpf live in all his vulgar orange smugness but Hillary tape delayed.

    • BobbyK on March 8, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Surfed by Fox. DWS is getting destroyed. She sounds like she’s been drinking.

      • TMC on March 8, 2016 at 11:46 pm
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      She should drink herself into oblivion

    • BobbyK on March 8, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Back to alternative programing for me.

    • TMC on March 8, 2016 at 11:39 pm
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    Bernie Sanders has been declared the winner of the Michigan primary with 50.1% (534,348 ) of the vote; Hillary Clinton – 48% {534,348}.. Where is the other 1,9% you ask? “Other” – 20,489 votes

    • TMC on March 9, 2016 at 12:36 am
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    Ted Cruz has been declared the winner of the Idaho, primary

    • TMC on March 9, 2016 at 2:42 am
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    Donald Drumpf has been declared the presumptive winner of the Hawaii Republican Causcus

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