Super Tuesday

Devon R, Editor

Super Tuesday is one of the most pivotal days in running for president. On Super Tuesday this year, 14 states are having their Democratic primaries. The states that voted on this day this year are Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Wyoming, and Virginia. This year, Super Tuesday was held on March 1. 

Super Tuesday is a significant tell on which candidates are going to win the election of their party. On this day, most primary elections are held across the United States. According to Louella-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith, “It means the day is seen as a sink-or-swim moment for candidates.” The candidate of Super Tuesday has become a presidential nominee many times in the past including Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and John Kerry.

This year, Joe Biden took a significant lead over Bernie Sanders and won 10 of the 14 states. While the democratic nominee for president is still unclear, the votes from Super Tuesday have guaranteed Biden 811 delegates while Sanders won 526. A candidate needs at least 1,991 delegate votes to win the nomination for their party. 

Citations:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-elections/what-is-super-tuesday-and-why-is-it-so-important-a6905041.html