Constitutional conservative Ted Cruz easily won the Lone Star State with the most delegates, 155, at stake in the Texas Primary during what is known as Super Tuesday.
Ted Cruz defeated Donald Trump, with 2.1% reporting, by an 11-point margin on Tuesday, outperforming polling averages, even though Trump claimed numerous times that he was tied with Cruz in Texas. Cruz currently has 39.5%, while Trump is in second place at 28.2%.
Pro-amnesty GOP candidate Marco Rubio, an establishment favorite with Jeb Bush and Chris Christie out of the race, came in a distant third at 19.1%.
John Kasich and Ben Carson came in fourth and fifth place, at 4.6% and 3.6%, respectively.
The Real Clear Politics average of polls in Texas, the second most-populous state in the nation next to California, had Ted Cruz leading Donald Trump, 37.2% to 28.2%, a predicted margin of 9%. Marco Rubio was predicted to come in third place at 18%, followed by John Kasich at 6.7% and 6.0%, respectively.
In the GOP primary for Super Tuesday, a total of 595, were at stake, with 1,237 total needed to win the Republican Party nomination for the presidency.
Donald Trump won five states on Tuesday, Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia, early on Tuesday night. Ted Cruz is also now projected to win Oklahoma.
It is considered a surprising night for Cruz as he was only predicted to win one state, Texas, according to polling.