Super Tuesday: The Day After

The biggest winner last night was Donald Trump, who delivered the greatest political comeback in American history and now pivots to the general election in November…

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Immigration, abortion, Gaza, taxes, the economy, President Joe Biden’s age, President Donald Trump’s trials—voters had a lot on their minds as they cast primary election ballots on Super Tuesday, the nation’s biggest day for voting outside the general election.

Following decisive victories Tuesday night, former President Donald Trump said during a victory speech, “They call it Super Tuesday for a reason. This is a big one.” He added, “There’s never been anything so conclusive. This was an amazing, an amazing night, an amazing day. It’s been an incredible period of time in our country’s history.”

Trump gobbled up victory after victory, including in Colorado where Democrats are licking their fresh wounds from Monday’s high court ruling. 

A day after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 9-0 ruling spanking Colorado ballot pirates for desecrating American democracy, the former president swept though Super Tuesday with significant wins over his remaining rival and all but secured a third trip as the GOP’s presidential nominee. His victory was so decisive that former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley is expected to officially suspend her campaign Wednesday morning.

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The former president continued, “I read an article yesterday where it said this is one of the finest run campaigns that anybody has ever seen,” noting that “November 5th, it’s right around the corner, November 5th is going to go down as the single most important day in the history of our country.”

After being unconstitutionally tossed from primary ballots in both states and in Illinois, Trump’s historic legal victory followed by his massive Super Tuesday wins had the former president relishing the sweet taste of instant revenge. 

“Victory Is Our Ultimate Revenge!” the campaign proclaimed in an email alert to supporters that was part victory lap and part fundraising appeal. “We achieved our Greatest Victory to date.”

Trump throttled Haley in all of the day’s contests, save for a close race in the Bernie Sanders socialist playground of Vermont. It was the only triumph Haley could cobble together following the former South Carolina governor’s big first win on Saturday — in the fetid political swamp that is Democrat-dominated Washington, D.C. 

Coming into Super Tuesday, the polls and pundits projected a big night for Trump and incumbent Democrat President Joe Biden. Voters validated those assumptions, moving the 2020 combatants ever closer to a rematch. They both claimed the biggest primary prizes of the night, delegate-rich Texas and California. In all, 865 GOP delegates were up for grabs Tuesday, the lion’s share of the 1,215 delegates needed to secure the Republican Party nomination. 

Before his remarks, Trump told Fox News that Tuesday was a “great evening” adding that it is his “honor to represent not just the Republican Party but our country in leading it back to health and prosperity.”

As Trump marches toward official nomination and 2020-2.0, he continues to be hounded by his likely opponent’s politically weaponized Department of Justice and Biden’s leftist prosecutor allies in New York and Georgia. But the more the left’s legal henchmen pursue the former president, the higher he seems to climb in the polls. The higher he climbs in the polls, and the more Biden flags, the more intense the Democrats’ efforts to knock Trump out of the race. 

After the U.S. Supreme Court’s damning decision overturning the Colorado Supreme Court’s opinion pushing Trump off the ballot, Super Tuesday’s commanding victories must have tasted sweeter than ever.  

Trump made the comments after winning Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

“It’s been sad in so many ways, but I think it’s going to be inspiring because we’re going to do something that frankly nobody’s been able to do for a long time,” he added, noting the schemes by his political enemies to remove him as a threat.  

“Rarely has politics seen anything quite like this,” Trump adds Tuesday’s victories to decisive wins in Idaho, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Carolina and the US Virgin Islands.

Nikki Haley Likely To Exit Her Campaign This Morning

Multiple sources are claiming former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will drop out of the Republican presidential primary race on Wednesday, handing former President Donald Trump the GOP nomination.

Haley opted to not make public remarks after only winning Vermont on Super Tuesday while Trump had a strong night claiming 14 out of 15 primaries.

Voters say Haley is the establishment candidate in the race.  A CNN exit poll of Republican voters in North Carolina showed that among a 16 percent who approved of President Joe Biden, 83 percent of them supported Haley.

Even in Vermont, which she won, Ms. Haley posted only a narrow margin of victory. Results from Alaska and Utah were still pending past midnight. Ms. Haley lost decisively in all other contests, including six by more than 50 percentage points.

The Haley campaign released a statement late on March 5, apparently in response to President Trump’s call for unity. The statement read:

“Unity is not achieved by simply claiming ‘we’re united. Today, in state after state, there remains a large block of Republican primary voters who are expressing deep concerns about Donald Trump. That is not the unity our party needs for success,”

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Ahead of South Carolina’s primary last month, Ms. Haley suggested she would remain a contender through March 5. Jason Miller, President Trump’s campaign manager, issued a call for Ms. Haley to step aside for the sake of “beating Joe Biden in the fall.” Ms. Haley recently hedged when asked about the possibility of a third-party run and declined to repeat her pledge to support the Republican nominee.

Federal Election Commission (FEC) data from the latest report on February 2 shows, Haley spent more than $114 million against Trump during her campaign only to win Vermont and Washington, DC.

More than 75 percent of the money she raised during the campaign was from large donors, Open Secrets revealed. While she invested zero dollars in her own campaign, Haley also accepted donations from wealthyDemocrats, including Democrat billionaire donor Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn.

“Today, in state after state, there remains a large block of Republican primary voters who are expressing deep concerns about Donald Trump,” Haley spokesperson Olivia Perez-Cubas said in a statement. “That is not the unity our party needs for success. Addressing those voters’ concerns will make the Republican Party and America better.”

Republicans Win California Senate Nomination

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Republican Steve Garvey, a former baseball all-star, placed first and second, respectively, in California’s jungle primary on Super Tuesday.

In California’s open or “jungle” primary system, the top two finishers in each race—regardless of party—advance to the general election. In recent election cycles, both general election candidates have been Democrats. This race will fill the seat formerly held by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), who died in September.

North Carolina Races Could Affect The Presidential Election

With President Trump and President Biden gliding to victory in their respective primaries in the state, the big prize in North Carolina was each party’s nomination for governor.

Incumbent Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper is term-limited and cannot seek reelection, so neither side will have an incumbent’s advantage in November.

Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, who was a furniture manufacturer until 2018 when his meteoric political rise began, won his party’s nomination by a double-digit margin.

Democrat State Attorney General Josh Stein also easily defeated his challengers. The two will vie for the governor’s mansion in November in this state, a crucial battleground for the presidential campaign. President Trump won North Carolina in 2020 with his thinnest margin of victory.

The Tar Heel State will also host a series of congressional races that will affect the composition of the 119th Congress. The state’s congressional map is more favorable to Republicans after redistricting following the 2020 census.

Important nominating races among Republicans in key congressional districts have led to at least two runoffs. In the state’s 1st Congressional District, Laurie Buckhout defeated Sandy Smith for the Republican nomination and will face incumbent Democrat Don Davis in the general election. The district map now favors Republicans, who are seeing to flip the seat.

The 6th, 8th, 10th, and 13th Districts are relatively safe for Republicans, meaning the victors in the Super Tuesday nominating contests are likely to become members of Congress.

Candidates for both parties are vying to replace Rep. Jeff Jackson (D-N.C.), who declined to seek reelection in the 14th District in order to run for attorney general. Mr. Jackson claimed he had become unelectable in the district due to gerrymandering.

Alabama’s New Districts

Rep. Barry Moore (R-Ala.) will likely secure another two years in Washington after beating Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Ala.) in a competitive primary contest in southern Alabama.

On March 5, Mr. Moore, a member of the Freedom Caucus, won the incumbent-on-incumbent primary contested between himself and Mr. Carl to represent a newly redrawn 1st Congressional District. That district, which was modified by the state to grant black Alabamans a better opportunity to send representatives to Washington, now stretches across the southernmost counties of Alabama from the Mississippi to Georgia borders.

The redrawn plan put Mr. Moore, who currently represents the 2nd District, inside the 1st District, setting up the Super Tuesday face-off.

With his primary win, Mr. Moore will square off against Democrat Party candidate Tom Holmes in November. The Republican typically wins in the southern Alabama elections.The new 2nd District, which lies directly north of the 1st and includes Montgomery County, Alabama, also had a Republican primary contest on March 5. The crowded race resulted in a runoff between Caroleene Dobson and Dick Brewbaker. The contest is scheduled for April 16.

Texas Democrats Look To Oust Ted Cruz

Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas) will face incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in November after winning the state’s Democrat primary on Tuesday. Mr. Allred’s primary opponent, State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, was vastly outspent and claimed just 17 percent of the vote to Mr. Allred’s 69 percent.

“Thank you, Texas! I am honored to be your Democratic nominee,” Mr. Allred posted on X on March 5. “Together, we are going to beat Ted Cruz and give all Texans the leadership we need in the U.S. Senate.” Polling from the University of Houston indicates that Mr. Cruz would best Mr. Allred by 9  percentage points in a head-to-head matchup.

Mr. Cruz did not address the primary result directly but reposted a comment on social media by National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Steve Daines (R-Mt.), which derided Mr. Allred as “an extremist” and expressed confidence in Mr. Cruz. Although no Democrat has won a statewide office in Texas in 30 years, Democrats have cast Mr. Cruz’s seat as vulnerable based on his tighter-than-expected 2018 race against Beto O’Rourke.

More Protest Votes Against Biden

Like Michigan, protest votes were cast in multiple states against President Biden during the Super Tuesday for his handling of the Hamas-Israel war. According to early results, over 19 percent of Minnesota voters chose “uncommitted” in the Democrat primary.

Protest votes were also recorded in other states: Alabama (6 percent), Colorado (7.6 percent), Iowa (3.9 percent), Massachusetts (9.2 percent), North Carolina (12.7 percent), and Tennessee (7.9 percent).

The behavior of these protest voters in the general election remains uncertain. While some individuals plan to stay home, others have expressed their intention to vote for President Trump.

Despite winning all 15 Super Tuesday states, President Biden was unexpectedly defeated by Jason Palmer, a little-known presidential candidate, in the Democrat caucuses in American Samoa, a territory that cannot participate in the general election.

Nomination Now In Reach For Trump

Before Super Tuesday, President Trump had won every caucus and primary except for the one in Washington, D.C.

The former president dominated 14 of the 15 Super Tuesday contests against Nikki Haley, with the former South Carolina governor winning Vermont.

Analysts continue to work through the complicated state party rules for the allocation of delegates, but the overall picture is clear. President Trump is fast closing in on the 1,215 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

Speaking to supporters at Mar-a-Lago, the former president said the pundits have called the day’s series of landslide victories “conclusive.” He went on to call for unity in the Republican Party without directly calling for Ms. Haley to exit the race. President Trump could secure the delegates needed for nomination as early as March 12. ✪