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March 15, 2016

Live Stream Coverage - Big Day! March 15 Primaries - FL, IL, MO, NC And OH Head To The Polls - OPEN THREAD


By All News PipeLine

The 2016 presidential primaries for March 15, 2016 are being held in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio with a caucus being held for Republicans in Northern Mariana Islands.

It is a big day since Florida, Missouri, Ohio and Northern Mariana Islands, are all winner-take-all, meaning the winner  will be awarded all of the delegates for their respective states. Delegates for Illinois and North Carolina will be awarded proportionally. 

Winner-take-all states - For Florida there are 99 delegates at stake for the Republicans and 246 for Democrats. Missouri awards 52 delegates for Republicans and 84 for Democrats. Ohio offers 66 delegates for Republicans and 159 for Democrats. Northern Mariana Islands offers 9 delegates for Republicans.

[Update] Note, via YouGov -  In Missouri, most delegates are awarded on a winner-take-all basis, but on a congressional district level, so they will probably be split between the candidates.

Proportional states - Illiinois has 69 delegates for Republicans and 182 for Democrats. North Carolina has 72 for Republicans and 121 for Democrats.

Schedule and delegate counts obtained from Election Central.

This article will be updated with links to individual results pages as results start coming in.

[Update] Trump wins Northern Mariana Islands - 9 Delegates. Trump took 73% of the vote, Ted Cruz 24%.

RESULT LINKS Via Washington Post - Florida, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina.

Trump Wins Florida for Republicans and Clinton wins Florida for Democrats

Kasich wins Ohio for Reps and Clinton takes Ohio for Dems.

Trump wins North Carolina for Reps. Clinton wins NC for Dems.

Trump wins Illinois for the Reps. Clinton wins IL for the Dems.

Trump and Clinton win MO by narrow margins with the race so close for both candidates the AP would not call the race but the Missouri Secretary of State’s office reports that the Democratic presidential primary goes to Hillary Clinton.  The Republican primary goes to Donald Trump, according to Fox 2 Now.

[Update] Rubio suspends presidential campaign.


This is an open thread - Please feel free to link to any election news, videos, commentary or anything else election related, in the comment section below. 

Polling results for March 14, 2016, detailed by Real Clear Politics, show GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton with large leads in Florida. In Ohio Republican presidential candidate John Kasich with a 5-6 point lead in Ohio with one poll from Quinnpiac listing Kasich and Trump tied and Clinton leading the Democratic polling. In North Carolina both Trump and Clinton are holding double digit leads in the March 14 polling.

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The Real Clear Politics page has the full results for individual days in March, so click over to see previous polling results.

Estimated delegate count before the March 15, 2016 preimaries for Republicans.


Estimated delegate count before the March 15, 2016 primaries for Democrats. 


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