Donald Trump Wins Massachusetts in a Big Way
Donald Trump, the billionaire and 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner, ran away with Massachusetts on Super Tuesday—with the election results called by Fox News and CNN and the Associated Press within moments of the polls closing. The final percentages and delegate allocations are thus far unclear and won’t be clear until more of the results trickle in. There are 42 delegates up for grabs in the Bay State. Winning Massachusetts is a significant pickup for Trump, since it proves Trump’s ability to win crossover voters from Democrats in a general election should he win the GOP nomination. Trump has proven he can win in both conservative red states, liberal blue states, and in purple battleground states. According to the Boston Herald the night before the election, nearly 20,000 Democrats quit their party to register as “unenrolled”—which means independent—or Republican so they could vote in the GOP primary. “Nearly 20,000 Bay State Democrats have fled the party this winter, with thousands doing so to join the Republican ranks, according to the state’s top elections official,” the Herald wrote. It went on: Secretary of State William Galvin said more than 16,300 Democrats have shed their party affiliation and become independent voters since Jan.