5 Takeaways From Super Tuesday

Donald J. Trump rolled up victories across the country on Super Tuesday, and by the end of the evening it was clear that the former president had left Nikki Haley in the delegate dust.

Mr. Trump’s coast-to-coast wins — in California, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and beyond — brought a new mathematical certainty to what has been the political reality for some time: Mr. Trump is barreling toward the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.

But tucked inside Mr. Trump’s often dominant statewide victories, there were still signs of vulnerability. He showed some of the same weakness in the swingy suburban areas that cost him the White House in 2020.

The presidential primaries, along with a series of congressional contests in key districts, many still undecided, offered the broadest look yet at the preferences of voters in both parties headed into the 2024 election. Here are five takeaways from the results:

Donald J. Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday night. He notched more than a dozen victories for Super Tuesday.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times

An unstoppable Mr. Trump continues to roll.

Roughly one-third of the nation voted on Tuesday but there was little drama. News outlets called state after state soon after polls closed, just as they have since Mr. Trump topped 50 percent in Iowa’s kickoff caucuses.

The exception was Vermont, where Ms. Haley scored her first state victory (she won Washington, D.C., over the weekend). But that was a small island in a sea of Trump landslides in more than a dozen other states, including Alabama, where he was above 80 percent.

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