Press Release - The Official Hillary For America Super Tuesday Live Blog
Today is one of the most important days of this campaign. Check back here throughout the day for the latest from Super Tuesday, including real-time updates from the trail, photos, voting information—and of course, results. Scroll to the bottom to read from the beginning.?
11:45 p.m. by Kat Kane
" Now this campaign moves forward to the Crescent City, the Motor City, and beyond."
Read Hillary's full remarks?from this evening.?
11:17 p.m. by Kat Kane
Hillary won Massachusetts!
9:15 p.m. by Kat Kane
Hillary Clinton just delivered remarks in Miami.
" ... We know we've got work to do. But that work is not to make America great again—America never stopped being great. We have to make America whole. We have to fill in what's been hollowed out. We have to make strong the broken places. Re-stitch bonds of trust and respect across our country. Now, it might be unusual—as I've said before—for a presidential candidate to say this, but I'm going to keep saying it: I believe what we need in America today is more love and kindness. "
" ... There is no doubt in my mind that America's best years are ahead of us. We have got to believe that. We've got to work for that. We have to stand with each other. We have to lift each other up. And never stop believing in the future."
9:02 p.m. by Logan Anderson
The stars at night ...
9:00 p.m. by Kat Kane
Polls are now closed in Texas and the Colorado caucuses have begun.
8:58 p.m. by Logan Anderson
Minnesota: If you were at your caucus location by 8:00 p.m. you are eligible to caucus. If you were in the line of cars, tell them that you were waiting in line in your car!
8:50 p.m. by Kat Kane
Update: Hillary Clinton is about to take the stage in Miami.
8:47 p.m. by Logan Anderson?
As the results come in, show Hillary you have her back.
This is one of the biggest days of the entire campaign. Chip in $1 right now, and let's win this primary together.
8:32 p.m. by Kat Kane?
The results are in from Arkansas—and Hillary couldn't be prouder.
8:30 p.m. by Kat Kane?
Polls are closed in Arkansas.
8:13 p.m. by Logan Anderson
8:00 p.m. by Logan Anderson
Polls are now closed in Alabama, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Tennessee—and the Minnesota caucuses have begun. We'll keep you posted as the results come in!
7:55 p.m. by Kat Kane
Meanwhile, back at HQ ...
The staff is hard at work, coordinating with teams on the ground in Super Tuesday states.
If you have any questions about voting or caucusing, the Hillary for America crew is standing by to answer them! Call 844-IM4-HILL (844-464-4455)
7:12 p.m. by Kat Kane
Results are starting to come in!
7:00 p.m. by Kat Kane
Polls are now closed in Georgia, Vermont, and Virginia. Stay tuned for results!
5:27 p.m. by Logan Anderson
Our favorite Super Tuesday selfies so far
3:18 p.m. by Kat Kane
A little inspiration from on the ground.
At field offices across the country, volunteers are making last-minute calls to Hillary supporters in Super Tuesday states. (Click here to help make calls from wherever you are!)
Kevin (bottom right) and other Hillary volunteers in Georgia.
Kevin from Georgia is one of them. He recently wrote Hillary a beautiful letter about his new baby, his hopes and dreams for his family, and why he's counting on her to win. And today he's doing everything he can to help her do it.
Kevin's new baby, Grey.
2:26 p.m. by Logan Anderson
President Clinton is on the trail in Massachusetts
Making new friends in Newton ?
Snapping selfies in Boston ...
? and rallying the troops in New Bedford.
Want to check out more great Super Tuesday photos? Head over to our Flickr!
1:14 p.m. by Marlon Marshall
Want to help Hillary Clinton win today? Time to hop on the phone.
Today's a HUGE day for our campaign—Super Tuesday wins will go a long way toward helping Hillary Clinton secure the nomination.
With 800+ delegates on the line, we've got to do everything we can to get Hillary supporters out there to make their voices heard.
Even in a digital world, the most effective way to make sure our supporters turn out (besides knocking on their doors) is by calling them on the phone—old-school style.
Can you make a few calls for Hillary today? We'll be calling into 11 of the states holding contests—Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia.
You don't even need a phone—you just need to click here.?And don't worry if you've never done this before—we'll walk you through everything you need.
Let's do this!
10:34 a.m. by Kat Kane
Delegates 101: Why Super Tuesday is so super
Democrats are voting or caucusing today in 12 contests—11 states, plus the territory of American Samoa.
Across these contests, there are more than 800 delegates up for grabs—more than on any other day single day in the presidential primary. For comparison's sake, there were 156 delegates at stake in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina combined.?
What is a delegate, anyway?
Democratic delegates will represent the party at its national convention this summer. When primary voters and caucus-goers go to the polls, they're actually choosing which candidate to pledge delegates to—and the candidate with the majority of delegates at the convention will become the Democratic presidential nominee.
There are 4,051 pledged delegates up for grabs in this year's Democratic primary—with a specific number awarded in every caucus and primary. Delegates in Democratic caucuses and primaries are awarded based on how much support each candidate receives.
Right now—after the first four contests—Hillary Clinton is winning the pledged delegate count with 91 delegates. Senator Bernie Sanders has 65.
So what happens today?
At the end of Super Tuesday, about a quarter of pledged delegates will have been awarded. Here's the breakdown of the delegates at stake today:
We'll be keeping tabs on the delegate count as results come in tonight! Make sure to check back for updates.
9:01 a.m. by Logan Anderson
The polls are open!
Polls are now open in every state that votes today (not every state votes, though—there are also several caucuses).
If you live in ...
- Vermont, or
? then it's time for you to get out and vote—and bring a friend with you! If you still need to find your polling location, click here!
7:00 a.m. by Logan Anderson
Welcome to Super Tuesday!
More than 800 delegates are at stake in the Democratic primary in more than 12 contests—and this is your handy guide to all the latest as it happens.
Almost one-fourth of the delegates for the Democratic presidential nomination will be awarded by the end of the day, and everyone is working hard to get out the vote.
Hillary and President Clinton are both on the trail, people across the country are phone-banking and canvassing, and organizers are ready to go!?
We'll be updating this page with live results as they come in, so stay tuned!
Hillary Clinton, Press Release - The Official Hillary For America Super Tuesday Live Blog Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/317398