Clinton Widens Delegate Lead On Sanders Despite Loss In OK

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 7:24 pm
By: News 9

Hillary Clinton marked several Super Tuesday victories with a rally in Miami, despite losing soundly to Bernie Sanders in Oklahoma.

Her victories in Georgia and Virginia are giving her an early advantage over Bernie Sanders, who won big in his home state of Vermont. At stake in those three states are 213 delegates.

She is assured of at least 108, while Sanders will receive at least 57. Forty-eight remain to be allocated in those three states.

As polls closed at 7 p.m., Clinton was projected to Alabama and Tennessee. About a half an hour later Clinton's home state of Arkansas and American Samoa both went to the former First Lady.

Texas also projected for Clinton at 8 p.m.

Despite losing to Sanders in Oklahoma by over 10-points, Clinton seems to recognize she is building a nearly insurmountable lead over the senator from Vermont. At her Super Tuesday rally in Miami, Florida, Clinton spoke almost exclusively about her GOP rivals, namely GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

In all, 865 delegates are up for grabs in 11 states and American Samoa on Super Tuesday.

Going into Super Tuesday, Clinton held a 26-delegate advantage based on wins from primaries and caucuses.