Super Tuesday: Will Donald and Hillary pull away in the 2016 race?
It’s the most consequential day so far in the 2016 race for the presidency: Super Tuesday. Twelve states hold contests in all between the two parties. No state is more crucial than Texas for both sides: It has by far the most delegates up for grabs. Republican Donald Trump was leading in nearly every Super Tuesday state, according to polling averages. A clean sweep would give him a nearly insurmountable lead, but don’t count out Ted Cruz, who was leading in his home state of Texas. Marco Rubio figures to do well in Minnesota and will look to gain delegates in several other states as well. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton was leading polling averages in every Super Tuesday state, except for Bernie Sanders’ home state of Vermont.
The House Judiciary Committee will host a hearing today on software encryption, as Apple and the FBI continue the battle over an iPhone connected to the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif. FBI Director and Apple general counsel are expected to testify. In prepared remarks, Apple general counsel says following through with the FBI’s request for Apple to break into the phone of one of the shooters will “weaken the security of our products.”
A gravel truck’s crash into a busy RM 2222 intersection last week on Friday, was the result of brake failure, according to a crash report given yesterday.
One woman was driving on Jester Boulevard when the dash camera in her car captured the gravel truck barreling down Jester Boulevard and into a Honda waiting to turn at the red light. The truck then moved through the intersection and clipped several more vehicles before it went off the bridge. Four people had non-life threatening injuries in the crash.
Today is Super Tuesday and Texas is one of the states holding a primary. The polls are open from 7am to 7pm and you will need to bring a photo id with you to vote. You can vote in either primary but not both, but you have to be already registered.
Tuition is going up at UT. The board of regents approved a 6% increase for undergraduates.
There is now a second confirmed case of the Zika Virus in Travis County. A woman from Austin who traveled to Colombia has tested positive. She has recovered and did not need to be hospitalized.