Cruz edged Trump in rural voting in Oklahoma—36 percent to 32 percent—and won big among rural voters in his home state of Texas—47 percent to 31 percent, Marema and Bishop write. The Yonder defines rural areas as counties that do not have a city or town with more than 10,000 people. Overall, Trump won Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. Cruz won Alaska, Oklahoma and Texas. Rubio won Minnesota.
One story on Super Tuesday "was the failure of Republican voters to coalesce around an alternative to Trump," Marema and Bishop write. "In the seven states Trump won on Tuesday, second place went to three different candidates (Cruz in Alabama, Arkansas, and Tennessee; Rubio in Virginia; and Kasich in Vermont. Cruz and Rubio tied for second in Georgia; Rubio and Kasich tied for second in Massachusetts)." (Yonder map)