Weekend Election Roundup: #DemDebate Is Lit, Carson Bows Out, Super Saturday Splits Electorate

By Kenrya Rankin Mar 07, 2016

1. The Democratic debate was in Flint.

First up is the video clip tweeted around the world. Things got a bit heated when Bernie Sanders told Hillary Clinton to stop interrupting him:

Other highlights: Clinton agreed with Sandersthat governor Rick Snyder—who knowingly let the primarily Black citizens of Flint drink and bathe in lead-tainted water—should either resign or be recalled. Sanders discussed his arrest for attempting to desegregate Chicago schools. Clinton addressed that time when she called Black children “super predators.” And, while answering a question about his “racial blind spots,” Bernie implied that Black people are the only Americans who live in the “ghetto.”







2. Ben Carson is no longer running. He all but said he was dropping out of the presidential race after last week’s disappointing Super Tuesday showing, and during his Conservative Political Action Conference speech on Friday (March 4), the Republican candidate finally confirmed that his campaign is no more. “I did the math,” Carson said, according to The Washington Post. “I looked at the delegate counts, I looked at the states, I looked at the requirements and I realized it simply wasn’t going to happen and if that’s the case, I didn’t want to interfere with the process.”


He then followed up with a lengthy Facebook post that detailed why he entered the race, what he’s planning to do next and the criteria he hopes voters will use to select the next president:

I have lived a blessed life and achieved more success than I ever dreamed was possible. Running for President was never…

Posted by Dr. Ben Carson on Friday, March 4, 2016


3. The Republicans split their wins. Super Saturday was host to four Republican contests. Ted Cruz won in Kansas and Maine, locking in 69 delegates and bringing his total count to 300. Donald Trump won in Kentucky and Louisiana (combined 53 delegates), topping off his count at 384.

4. Sanders won more states, but fewer delegates. On the Democratic side, there were elections in Kansas, Louisiana and Nebraska. Sanders pulled in 52 delegates with wins in Kansas and Nebraska, for a total of 484. Clinton took Louisiana (57 delegates), to put her total at 1,123.