After taking a few hits in an upset loss in Michigan, Hillary Clinton got on track Tuesday with wins in all five states holding primaries: Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and Missouri.
Last week, Bernie Sanders pulled off a stunning upset in Michigan, beating Clinton by the slimmest of margins and taking 67 of the state's 127 delegates. However, Clinton took a resounding win in the Sunshine State before emerging victorious all around.
Clinton addressed supporters after victories in the first three states were announced, igniting cheers as she opened with "I’ll tell ya, this is another Super Tuesday for our campaign." "Thank you Florida, thank you North Carolina and thank you Ohio" she said, adding, "We are moving closer to securing the democratic nomination and winning this election in November."
Clinton noted that her campaign has secured more votes than any other candidate -- Democratic or Republican. She also urged supporters to "please join the 950,000 supporters who have already donated" to her campaign (below is a graphic of Clinton's top contributing states, as of January 31).
The Democratic front-runner reiterated some main focuses of her campaign, such as gun violence, before making closing remarks.
"I’ve never had more faith in our future," she said, "and if we work together, if we go forward with this campaign, if we win this campaign, I know our future will be brighter tomorrow than it was yesterday.”
Coming in to Tuesday, Sanders trailed the former First Lady by a significant margin in the delegate count, 1,235-580. All indications pointed toward it being a rough night for the Vermont senator, and that proved to be the case.
The Democratic socialist also addressed supporters with a speech that gave on a different tone -- one of irritation, as he discussed his alleged issues with democracy and a rigged economy in America.
“You know what we’re going to do together?” Sanders addressed the crowd. “We’re gonna create an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1 percent.”
Discussing democracy, Sanders said, "If you don't want to vote for me, that's fine." He added, "What I do not want to see is billionaires spending millions of sums of money, buying elections and undermining the democracy which has made our country so great."
Sanders added that if he is elected in November, the U.S. will move to public funding of elections.
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