Political Reshuffling After Super Tuesday

Here’s what you need to know about the fallout from yesterday’s Super Tuesday results.

By Bronte Price, PoliticKING

A lot of political shuffling is taking place on both sides of the aisle the day after Super Tuesday. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump emerged victorious, causing panic and reevaluating amongst other candidates and their supporters.

Lindsey Graham has changed his tone about Ted Cruz following Trump’s massive wins last night. The South Carolina Senator once said that choosing between the two candidates is like choosing between being "shot or poisoned." However in a CBS interview on Tuesday, Graham said: "Ted Cruz is not my favorite by any means, but … we may be in a position where we have to rally around Ted Cruz as the only way to stop Donald Trump."

Ben Carson has also changed course after last night’s results. The retired neurosurgeon has said that he sees no "political path forward." Carson will skip Thursday's GOP debate Detroit which is his hometown. He is set to formally address his political future during a speech on Friday at CPAC.“I am not moved or discouraged when the political class count me out,” Carson said in a statement after polls closed Tuesday. “Millions of Americans plead with me to continue … As long we continue to receive their support, and the Lord keeps opening doors, I will remain in this presidential race.”

Bernie Sanders, was counting on big wins from Super Tuesday, and was left disappointed. He pointed out after losing in South Carolina that Super Tuesday voters "will pick 10 times more pledged delegates on one day than were selected in the four early states so far in this campaign." However, his high hopes for the day were not achieved. Sanders lost by an overwhelming margin in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Arkansas. In Texas, wherethe majority of Democrats are not white and 252 delegates were at stake, Sanders lost by more than 30 points. In a speech in his home state of Vermont on Tuesday night, Sanders said, Now, tonight, you’re going to see a lot of election results come in. And let me remind you of what the media often forgets about. These are not — this is not a general election. It is not winner-take-all. If you get 52 percent, you get 48 percent, you roughly end up with the same amount of delegates in a state. By the end of tonight, we are going to win many hundreds of delegates.”

Here’s what Republican insider Norm Coleman has to say about the future of the elections:

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