Washington, March 6: Donald Trump, who swept Super Tuesday on March 1 by winning seven out of 11 states, couldn't repeat the same performance in the five-state election held on Saturday (March 5).
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Both Trump and Ted Cruz, who won three states on Super Tuesday, ended up winning two states each on Saturday. Marco Rubio, who has been attacking Trump in strong words throughout, couldn't win any state. He was asked to drop out of the race by Trump.
However, though both Trump and Cruz won two states each, Cruz's victories were bigger.
While Cruz won in Kansas and Maine by 25 and 14 points respectively, Trump won Kentucky and Lousiana by 5 and 4 points, respectively.
After Super Saturday, Trump has 378 delegates, Cruz 291, Rubio 123 and John Kasich 34. For GOP nomination, a candidate needs 1,237 delegates.