With the end of the early votes in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, the 2020 democratic field looks ahead to primaries on Super Tuesday. While it may not settle once and for all for those who will nominate the Democratic Party for the presidential election, March 3 will still be a critical milestone that may shape the rest of the 2020 race.
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Super Tuesday owes its name to the fact that more American states are holding their primary elections that day than at any other. The 14 states are Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and also the territory of American Samoa.
Candidates need 1,991 delegates to win the nomination of their respective parties, and with 1,345 delegates up for grabs on Super Tuesday, this could be the day when Democrats establish a clear front runner and / or dilute their field of competitors. In other words, this could be the moment when most Democrats decide whether they want moderators Joe Biden and Pete Buttigiegor if they want to choose a progressive instead Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders.
In terms of which primaries will have the most weight, California probably has a big impact. Massachusetts, Vermont and Minnesota will also tell because of their remarkable democratic population, plus the fact that they are home to Warren, Sanders and Amy Klobuchar respectively.
Super Tuesday should also be interesting for what it says about the future of Michael Bloomberg’s campaign. When the former mayor of New York City came too late in the race, he saw the campaigns in the first four primaries skip, so most of his presidential ads were meant for Super Tuesday states.
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