US Election 2016

US election 2016: Primary results 8 March

Four US states held primary elections on 8 March.

In the Republican race, Donald Trump cemented his position as front runner with wins in Hawaii, Michigan and Mississippi, while Democrat Bernie Sanders recorded a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in Michigan.

Full results are available below, from the Associated Press.

Results state by state

Click or tap on the links below for full results, provided by the Associated Press.

8 March 2016

Hawaii Republican caucuses

Idaho Republican primary

Michigan

Mississippi


The delegate tracker

Winning delegates, the people who endorse a candidate at the party conventions in July, is key to securing the nomination.


The totals include the delegates won per state, as well as so-called "unpledged" or "super delegates".

They are generally party leaders or elected officials, though the Democrats include former officials as well. Each super delegate is entitled to one vote at the convention.

AP conducts surveys of these super delegates, and adds them to a candidate's totals if they indicate their support. In the Democratic race, Hillary Clinton has gained the support of more than 1,000 super delegates so far.

Super delegates can - and do - change their minds during the course of the campaign, so the figures may shift as the race unfolds.

The delegate tracker is updated automatically. There may be a short delay between the delegates being assigned and the totals changing.