Super Tuesday 2020


Four years have come and gone since the insanity of the 2016 Presidential Election. Kicking off on Feb. 3 in Iowa, primary elections have begun again. The primary elections will be taking place until June 5, and on July 16; both parties will have chosen their candidate for the general election. Primary elections are held in every state by the Democratic and Republican parties. Through these elections delegates are pledged to a candidate by their states majority, and vote that way at the National Convention held in July. The primary elections are held in order to help eliminate all other candidates in the running for president, and each party stands behind whoever wins the majority of delegates from each state.

While primary elections have been going on for three weeks now, the day that is seen as the defining moment for both parties takes place on Tuesday, Mar. 3, a day known as Super Tuesday where over one third of the nation’s delegates will be pledged to a candidate. This day is seen as vital for the November general elections. Fourteen states hold their primary elections or caucuses on this day including, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Masseschutes, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia. However, according to the, the Republican Party in Virginia has decided to forgo this year’s primary election and put full support behind Donald Trump going into the National Convention. Donald Trump will be the one of two names on the Republican ballot this year, along with Bill Weld, a former governor. The Democratic party is a different story. With twenty candidates still in the running for the presidential nominee, Super Tuesday is predicting to result in the dropout of at least ten of them. With Bernie Sanders leading the national polls at 27% and followed by former vice president, Joe Biden at 17% there are only six candidates left with over a 1% rate in the polls. Mike Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren are both trailing with 14%. With so many names on the Democratic ballot, there is no push for support towards one candidate, making Tuesday interesting. Mar. 3 is going to make or break several candidates, and predict the future of the United States for the next four years.

The states that will be voting on Mar. 3 are highlighted