TEWKSBURY — On Tuesday, March 3, 14 states voted in the presidential primaries, dubbed “Super Tuesday” based on the amount of states voting, as well as the amount of delegates up for grabs. The states that voted include: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia.
In Tewksbury’s Democratic primary, former Vice President Joe Biden received the most votes, with 2,119 in total. The other top candidates in the town included Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who came in second with 1,423, Michael Bloomberg with 840, and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who received 776. Across all precincts, Biden was the dominating candidate, winning each by a significant margin.
Tewksbury’s results were close to that of the rest of Massachusetts, where Biden was named the winner, followed by Sanders, then Warren.
Overall, Biden was deemed the big winner of Super Tuesday, gaining victories in nine states, primarily in the South. Sanders proved to be more popular out west, with victories in California and Utah.
In the less competitive Republican primaries, President Donald Trump emerged as the clear winner across all states. In Massachusetts, Trump prevailed with about 88 percent of the vote, while former Governor Bill Weld received about nine percent. Former House Representative Joe Walsh received just over one percent.
In Tewksbury, Trump also had a dominating victory. Trump received 1,793 votes, while Weld received 110. Walsh received 17 votes.
The next series of primaries will take place on Tuesday, March 10. Six states will vote, including Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and Washington. After that, a Democratic debate will take place in Arizona on Sunday March 15.