March 2016

Huge wins for Clinton and Trump; Rubio suspends campaign


Trump won Florida and he comes closer to a presidential nomination. Trump set out to take over Rubio’s home state and succeeded.

Kasich won in his home state of Ohio, with his first big win.

Clinton won in North Carolina, Florida, and Ohio. Sanders lost across the board, losing momentum after the big win in Michigan.

Rubio gave a heartfelt concession speech and suspended his campaign, mentioning it is not in God’s plan but happy to have had the privilege to make it this far. “I am grateful to God,” said Rubio.

Ohio, North Carolina and Florida vote for the presidential primary in the Mega Tuesday. Ohio and Florida are winner-take-all states and could be a huge in the delegate gatering race in the all the campaigns.

Florida’s Primary Results

Trump won the 99 Republican delegates in Florida with 46 percent. Rubio only won in his home county in Miami.

Clinton won the 214 delegates in Florida creating a sweep in the southern states.

Ohio’s Primary Results

Kasich won in Ohio for the 66 Republican delegates, in his home state voting in support.

Clinton won in Ohio the 159 Democratic delegates, which took away the hopes of a Sanders sweep in the Mid-west for needed delegates.

North Carolina’s Primary Results

Trump wins the vote for the North Carolina 72 Republican delegates putting him up to winning 18 states in the primaries.

Clinton wins North Carolina’s 121 Democrat delegates nudging her closer to a presidential nomination edging her lead against Sanders.

Standing before Mega Tuesday

The Republican and Democratic candidates stand as follows going into the March 15 primary in North Carolina, Ohio and Florida. Clinton and Trump have held quite a lead up to this point in the race and are maintaining that lead.

Democratic Side

Hillary Clinton leads in the delegate count for the Democratic side.

“I’m disappointed, but I am not surprised. Even though there are progressive people in the South, they are still more conservative than other places.  Secretary Clinton is the more conservative of the two candidates,” said Carrie Bice, a North Carolina native but Michigan resident.

Results are not on Sanders’ side in the primaries tonight.

“Tonight is everything for Bernie Sanders,” said Van Jones on the CNN primary results broadcast. And proved not to be a night where he succeed.

“I’m mostly annoyed by the fact that my dreams for America and the course that it’s taking are two decidedly different things,” said Nick Ransom, a college student in Ann Arbor.

Republican Side

Rubio dropped out of the race, leaving Trump, Kasich and Cruz to fight for the remaining delegates.

Trump has a large lead, and tonight could be a huge turning point for or against his campaign, with 30 percent of the delegate needed to win the nomination available tonight.

“I’m happy, I feel like Trump will bring chaos and I want that,” said Livingston county resident Justin Baloh.

Even though Kasich is far behind in the delegate race he remains an option hoping on his home state of Ohio for support.

“You’ll see tonight. We’re going to win Ohio,” Kasich said in an interview on “Good Morning America.”

“We have to win,” stated in an ABC news article. He was right.


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Sanders a big win with Michigan Primary


Ann Arbor, Mich.-

Bernie Sanders won the Michigan primary with huge momentum. Sanders took the delegates with 49.8 percent.

Clinton’s support prevailed in Mississippi.

Trump has a big winning night calling upon his supporters to take both states.

Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Hawaii voting took place on March 8, Idaho and Hawaii only Republican states.

Democratic Results

Sanders took the delegates with 49.8 percent in Michigan in a surprise and well needed win the the industrial center of the Mid-west. Clinton took the win in Mississippi with 83 percent vote.

Republican Results

Trump won in Michigan with 37.1 percent and Mississippi by 50.4 percent taking both states for the evening.

Candidates making pleas for votes

National Democratic debate in Flint brought a lot of attention to the candidates here, bringing to light different issues and solutions about the Flint water crisis.

Sanders’ rallies in the Washtenaw County brought thousands, the Ann Arbor rally brought over 5,700 according to a Mlive article covering the event.  As Sanders is going for the liberal community in Michigan vying for a large number of delegates in the state.

“Michigan just threw Senator Sanders a life vest to float in the upcoming primaries,” said Hatim Elhady a medical student who attended the rally on Monday.

Clinton spoke in Grand Rapids and Detroit on Monday.

“I’m honestly shocked and terrified that Trump managed to turn out so many voters; in contrast I’m beyond thrilled that Bernie Sanders did so well, I had no doubts he would- not just because I am a supporter, but because I know of the support he has here in Michigan,” said Carrie Bice a Washtenaw Community College graphic design student.

Republicans duel for the 59 delegates and Democrats race for the 130 delegates here in Michigan. Republicans are up for 150 total delegates and Democrats are up for 170 delegates in the four states.

Kasich said, “The whole country is watching Michigan right now,” at his small speech at the Lansing brewing company this Tuesday of about 200 people from a Detroit News article.

Trump visited Michigan and has been leading in the polls above Cruz and then Kasich coming in third reported by CNN.

“I’m happy that Trump won Michigan, I have been spreading that word, I embrace the chaos of his presidency,” said Justin Baloh, a Livingston county resident and Republican.



Exit polls on CNN report that Democrats in Michigan have found both Sander’s and Clinton’s plans for the country to be realistic, tightening their race.

Tinder Use for Lonely Singles


Which brings about the question, is meeting a cute stranger in the line for coffee becoming a distant traditionalist thing of the past?

Tinder, a national dating app boasts over 100 million downloads, and 10 billion matches, the online dating market is particularly lucrative for the millennials, which make up a large percentage of its users according to a study released by DMR report in late Feb.

Tindering in public and ignoring the surroundings has become the millennial norm, with no end in sight.  1.4 billion swipes are made daily according to the DMR study. It is only logical to think that some of those swipes have to be in public places where other people are around.

Men Vs. Women on Tinder

The average female user swipes right to “like” someone 14 % of the time, and men swipe right to “like” 46% of the time.  No doubt attempting to raise their chances of finding a lady to be around.

“It’s rare for a woman of our generation to meet a man who treats her like a priority instead of an option,” wrote Erica Gordon on Website Elite Daily, in 2014 quoted from Vanity Fair’s article Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse.”

Only 54% of Tinder users are reported as being single, which leans more toward the side of hook-up culture.

Hook- up Culture Vs. Love

Thus the theory of hook-up culture is solidified, with the literally millions of users to casually swipe through, deciding a heart or X, whether they are considered a viable match.  These matches don’t always mean just a sexual connection, but how can one tell through a mobile screen if they will have chemistry?

Some give it more time than others

59% of Match users don’t expect to feel chemistry until the second date according to a study Match released on Feb 1, 2016.  53% of those singles will go on a second date, and half of them think that the person may “grow” on them after. Match is based on a more relationship building online dating platform, unlike Tinder which is more casual but with endless possiblities.

Who actually knows how many of these 10 billion matches on Tinder meet in real life, but there is still hope of finding someone.



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