Biden Leading in Super Tuesday Results

What is Super Tuesday and why is it important?

Super Tuesday is the United States presidential election day in February or March when a great number of U.S. states hold primary elections or caucuses. While the other state elections are equally as influential in the primary race, Super Tuesday can be used to gain a fuller picture of what the final candidacy results may be. During this year’s Super Tuesday, a little more than one-third of delegates were offered. That’s’ more than any other single day in the nominating contest. Super Tuesday is an incredibly important part of the primary race since the results serve as a strong indicator of the likely eventual nominee of each political party.

 

What states voted during 2020’s Super Tuesday?

This year, 14 states moved their primaries to join each other on Super Tuesday. The participating states included Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota (with caucuses), Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia. Additionally, Republican caucuses were held in Alaska, North Dakota, and Wyoming. 

Two main states that were considered crucial parts of the elections were California (415 delegates) and Texas (228 delegates), the two states with the highest delegate counts. Senator Bernie Sanders won the California elections with the support of 186 delegates. In Texas, former vice-President won a majority of the votes with the support of 111 delegates.

What are the results?

In the majority of the states, the two leading candidates were senator Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. As of now, Joe Biden has been the candidate with the most gained support as it is reflected in the 10 states he won and the support of 574 delegates. Just 89 delegates behind him is Bernie Sanders who won the other 4 states and has the support of 485 delegates. 

Behind Sanders was Elizabeth Warren with 37 delegates. 

This New York Times interactive map shows live updates of the results and can provide a more in-depth analysis of the results: NY Times Super Tuesday Map

 

Following the release of Super Tuesday results, candidates Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg formally announced that they were going to be dropping out of the primary race. 

 

In what states has Biden won?

As of now, Joe Biden has won in the following states: Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Texas, Maine, and Massachusetts.

Total number of delegates: 628

 

In what states has Sanders won?

As of now, Bernie Sanders has won in the following states: Vermont, Colorado, Utah, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and California

Total number of delegates: 545

 

 

 

When will the rest of the state’s vote?

Primary voting will continue in other states until late September. A complete schedule of voting days in different states can found here: Voting Schedule

Presidential elections will occur on November 3, 2019.