Super Tuesday Results


Metztli Estrada, Features Editor

Super Tuesday, is one of the most critical and important days leading up to the general election in November. Super Tuesday is when a vast majority of the states hold their primaries and caucuses, the very first one leading up to the 2020 election took place on March 3, 2020 with a total of 14 states opening their polls on that day and a total of 1, 357 delegates up for grabs. After the very first rounds in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina, Bernie Sanders was in the lead with a total of 60 delegates and Joe Biden not far behind with 54.

The events leading up to Super Tuesday have narrowed down the candidates for the Democratic nomination. After the very first rounds many of the candidates began to drop out of the race after not seeing an increase in their numbers. Two of these candidates were Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar who dropped out in the days prior to Super Tuesday and moved on to endorse former Vice President, Joe Biden’s campaign. This left Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Mike Bloomberg, and Joe Biden as possible contenders for the democratic nomination.

The results from Super Tuesday came with quite a shock among the Bernie Sanders supporters when Joe Biden won 10 out of the 14 states and Sanders only took 4. However, it is still important to take into account that the amount of delegates within each state is dependent on the size of the population. That being said despite the fact that Bernie Sanders only won 4 states, he managed to snag California which had a whopping total of 415 delegates while many of the other states had a relatively small number of delegates compared to that.

Joe Biden won Alaska, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Texas, Maine, and Massachusetts putting him in the lead with a total of 664 delegates as of today. Meanwhile Bernie Sanders won Vermont, Colorado, Utah, and California giving him a total of 573 delegates as of today. The results of this Super Tuesday have since led to Elizabeth Warren and Mike Bloomberg dropping out of the race as well. Mike Bloomberg was quick to follow in the footsteps of Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg in endorsing Joe Biden’s campaign, where Elizabeth Warren will push her support is still unknown.

It’s clear from this point that the race for the Democratic nomination has narrowed itself down between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. The overwhelming support that Joe Biden has received from the former candidates and the American people have put him in the lead but Bernie’s trailing not far behind and there are still plenty of primaries and caucuses to go.