Super Saturday Scorecard: The Final Tally

2:55 PM 3/5/2016

by Arlene Washington and Jennifer Konerman

Caucuses and primaries were held in Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine and Nebraska on March 5.

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On Saturday, March 5, Hillary Clinton once again faces off against Bernie Sanders in Democratic caucuses and primaries in Kansas, Louisiana and Nebraska. Clinton enters into the weekend as a frontrunner, having won several contests previous to her big win on Super Tuesday

On the GOP side, frontrunner Donald Trump takes on Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich in Republican contests held in Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Maine. Ben Carson officially dropped out of the race on Friday. 

Here is a roundup of significant events, updated throughout the day.

  • Donald Trump Wins Kentucky, Louisiana

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    Updated 7:50 p.m. PT:

    Donald Trump scored one more win before the day is over, now claiming victories in Kentucky and Louisiana against Ted Cruz. GOP candidates Marco Rubio and John Kasich failed to win any states on Super Saturday. 

    6:25 p.m. PT:

    Trump has scored his first victory on Super Saturday in Louisiana, according to The Associated Press. So far, Ted Cruz has been ahead of Trump, declaring victory in both Maine and Kansas. 

    During his winning speech, Trump repeatedly called on opponent Marco Rubio to drop out of the presidential race saying, "I would love to take on Ted [Cruz] one-one-one."

    When asked about Mitt Romney, Trump called him a "choker." He proceeded to talk about how Romney gave away the 2012 presidential elections.

    "That was an election against a failed president that should have been easily won," said Trump. "Mitt Romney didn’t work hard. That last month he disappeared. If he would have devoted the same energy and time to winning the presidency four years ago as he is now when trying to destroy our party and the unity of our party he would have won that election."

  • Hillary Clinton Wins Louisiana

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    6:15 p.m. PT:

    Hillary Clinton has declared her first victory of the day in Louisiana. The state's presidential primary results in the first and only win for Clinton on Super Saturday, the other two states (Kansas and Nebraska) going to Bernie Sanders. 

    During a rally in Detroit, Clinton touched upon the importance of equal treatment for minorities and equal gender pay but also focused on expressing to supporters that now “all eyes turn to Michigan.” 

    “I will make Detroit a central issue in this campaign," said Clinton. "I will make Flint a separate issue in this campaign. I will make Michigan’s comeback a story of resilience and success in this campaign."

    Clinton congratulated Sanders on his campaign and commented on the Republican candidates. "We have allowed our politics to be hijacked by extreme ideologues," Clinton said.

  • Bernie Sanders Wins Nebraska, Kansas

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    Updated 6:10 p.m. PT:

    Bernie Sanders has won Nebraska, the second of three states to report results, on Saturday, according to The Associated Press. 

    5:40 p.m. PT:

    Sanders beat Hillary Clinton in Kansas, the first Democratic contest of the day, according to CNN. Sanders entered the races Saturday a bit behind his competitor, winning four states on Super Tuesday against Clinton's seven. 

  • Ted Cruz Wins Maine, Kansas

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    Updated 5:50 p.m. PT:

    Cruz continues his winning streak on Saturday with a victory in Maine, CNN reports. This is second win of the day, also winning in Kansas, with results still to come from Kentucky and Louisiana. 

    2:45 p.m. PT:

    Cruz wins the first contest on Saturday at the Kansas GOP caucus, according to The Associated Press. This is the first win of Saturday, with Republican contests in Kentucky, Louisiana and Maine to come in throughout the day.

    After his Kansas win, Cruz once again advocated for a unified GOP, saying, "If we're divided, Donald wins. And if Donald wins, in all likelihood Hillary wins, and so we have to come together." 

  • Kasich's Campaign Aide Fired After Domestic Abuse Arrest

    The campaign's deputy digital director was reportedly let go after questioning from the The Cincinnati Enquirer about a domestic violence report.

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    Kasich faced a setback on Saturday after his campaign fired their deputy digital director after learning he was arrested and charged last year for simple assault domestic violence. 

    According to The Cincinnati Enquirer,  Blake Waggoner, Kasich for America’s deputy digital director, was fired on Saturday after The Enquirer questioned Kasich’s campaign about a police report detailing Waggoner’s arrest this past November for allegedly punching and choking a woman.

    "Obviously, this kind of behavior is abhorrent and completely unacceptable," campaign manager Beth Hansen said in a statement to The Enquirer. "We were unaware of the incident concerning Blake, and he is no longer an employee of the campaign."

    Waggoner was reportedly arrested on Nov. 12, 2015. He later enrolled in a diversion program that allows defendants to have their charges dismissed if they successfully complete programs such as community service or counseling.