Super Duper Tuesday Update
The results of Super-Duper Tuesday are out and while people who voted for the Republican Party seem to have chosen the person they want to represent them for the final elections, voters for the Democratic Party remain divided.
John McCain emerged as the clear winner against Mitt Romney for the Republican Party. His wins included the States of Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York and Oklahoma. Mitt Romney on the other hand won Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and Utah.
Things were not that clear-cut on the Democratic side however. While Hillary Clinton emerged as the front runner, winning Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma and Tennessee - the overall lead was not that much. Barack Obama won Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri North Dakota and Utah.
At this point you are probably thinking that Mr. Obama won more States so he should be the clear leader. However, the US voting system is slightly more complicated than that. The winner is decided by the number of "delegate" votes. A delegate is an individual who is chosen by the National Party to represent each party or candidate, and they are normally picked as the "voice" of the group they represent, like a leader for small business owners or they could be a local elected official.
However, not all states have the same number of "delegates" - the bigger the population of the State, the more the delegates. That is the reason why Hillary Clinton is ahead. She won the delegate vote in California which has the most number of delegates and that put her ahead of Obama Barack.
It will be interesting to see how things unfold in the next few months leading up to the Presidential Elections in November. Meanwhile, enjoy the video of the leading candidates celebrating their wins - make sure you don't miss Mr. Barack's celebration "jig" with his wife!
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