Electoral race continues



Clinton and Trump currently hold the top runner positions in the election for presidency based off of the recent primary and caucus. Clinton is a professional politician, while Trump is a well known businessman. Photo credits of MCT Campus.

Sarah Horne, Broadcast Editor in Chief

 With the election in full swing, the Democratic and Republican candidates continue their campaigns. Furthermore, the most recent hurdle they have jumped was the South Carolina primary for Republicans and the Nevada Caucus for Democrats.

  Junior Esher Pittinger said, “From what I’ve gathered, the primaries and caucuses seem to show that state’s inclination towards candidates.”

  For the Republicans, the South Carolina primary resulted with Donald Trump coming in first place with 32.5 percent of the votes. Second, Marco Rubio with 22.5 percent, and Ted Cruz in third with 22.3 percent.

  Additionally, Jeb Bush announced that he has suspended his campaign for presidency, leaving five republicans:Trump, Rubio, Cruz, Ben Carson, and John Kasich. Overall, 12 individuals have suspended campaigns on the Republican side.

  Pittinger said,  “Honestly, I really don’t want Trump to get the nomination, and I know I’m not alone in that. So it is a bit disconcerting to see him win.”

  As for the Democrats, they were at the Nevada caucus. There, Hillary Clinton won with 52.7 percent of voters’ support. Her opponent Bernie Sanders received 47.2 percent.

  These two candidates are the final two standing after four other candidate have suspended their campaign on the Democratic side.  

  Pittinger said, “I would not mind seeing Bernie pull ahead on some of these elections. With that said, it’d be nice to see a woman in the White House.”


Source: nytimes.com