Donald Trump Overwhelms G.O.P. Rivals from Alabama to Massachusetts
Donald J. Trump spoke on Tuesday night at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., after he dominated most of the contests.
By Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin
March 1, 2016
Donald J. Trump won sweeping victories across the South and in New England on Tuesday, a show of strength in the Republican primary campaign that underscored the breadth of his appeal and helped him begin to amass a wide delegate advantage despite growing resistance to his candidacy among party leaders.
Mr. Trump’s political coalition — with his lopsided victories in Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts and Tennessee, and narrower ones in Arkansas, Vermont and Virginia — appears to have transcended the regional and ideological divisions that have shaped the Republican Party in recent years. …