The results are rolling in from the highly anticipated Super Tuesday primary elections. Democratic voters in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia hit the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in their respective presidential primaries. American Samoa held Democratic caucuses today, while Wyoming held caucuses on the Republican side. Colorado and Minnesota also held caucuses Tuesday for both parties. GOP voters made their picks in the presidential primary in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia.
On the Democratic side, 1,032 delegates are at stake tonight and 2,383 are needed to nab the nomination. Meanwhile, the Republicans have 595 delegates at play tonight and 1,237 are needed to secure the party's presidential nomination.
Here's a look at the results and some of the noteworthy moments from election night:
On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the projected winner of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won Oklahoma and Vermont. In Massachusetts, Clinton is in a slight lead, but it is too close to call between the two candidates. Clinton is also the projected winner of the American Samoa caucus, with 73 percent of the vote versus Sanders' 27 percent. Tonight's delegate count thus far has Clinton with 26 and Sanders with 15.
On the Republican side, Donald Trump is the projected winner in Alabama, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the expected winner in Texas and Oklahoma. Minnesota, Arkansas and Vermont are too close to call. However, in Vermont, Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are in a tight match for first place, while the battle is between Trump and Cruz in Arkansas.
So far, Trump has pulled in the most delegates tonight with 70, while Cruz has 20 and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has gained 10. Overall, Trump has 152 delegates, while Cruz has 37 and Rubio has 26. Rubio has been in third place in all of the called states thus far except Virginia.
Polls are still open in Alaska.
Check back with Progress Illinois for updates on the Super Tuesday primary results.
UPDATE 1 (9:34 p.m.): Trump is the projected winner of the Arkansas primary.
UPDATE 2 (9:45 p.m.): In an appearance on MSNBC, former Texas congressman and House leader Tom Delay, who supports Cruz, says Trump could still lose the presidential nomination even if he won most of the delegates going into the Republican National Convention, saying the party could still chose another nominee.
"The prize is 1,237 delegates. The popular vote is important only in allocating delegates. Sixty percent of the delegates in the Republican convention will be picked proportionally. So if Trump never gets more than 40 percent in each state ... tonight he'll only 250 delegates," Delay said, adding that nobody has to beat him in order for him to still lose the nomination. "If [the candidate] does not have 1,237 votes going into the convention, all hell could break loose."
UPDATE 3 (9:57 p.m.): In Minnesota, with 79 percent of the vote in, the race is too close to call on the GOP side, with Rubio in the lead at 37 percent, followed by Cruz at 28 percent and Trump at 21 percent.
UPDATE 4 (10:08 p.m.): On the Democratic side, Sanders is the projected winner in Colorado. Minnesota and Massachusetts remain too close to call. Going into Super Tuesday, Sanders anticipated wins in Vermont, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Massachusetts and Colorado.
UPDATE 5 (10:11 p.m.): Clinton is being called as the projected winner in Massachusetts, winning 51 percent of the vote to Sanders' 48 percent.
UPDATE 6 (10:20 p.m.): Rubio has been called as the projected winner of Minnesota, with 37 percent of the vote. Cruz came in second with 28 percent of the vote, while Trump rounded out the top three with 21 percent.
UPDATE 7 (12:09 a.m.): Trump bested Kasich in Vermont, garnering 33 percent of the vote to the Ohio governor's 30 percent.
UPDATE 8 (3:36 a.m.): Cruz is the projected winner in the Alaska primary.