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Super Tuesday Delegate Tally Roundup

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I don’t speak or write on politics a lot. I prefer to stay out of it because it doesn’t interest me, and I just would rather avoid most awkward arguments that seem inevitable with the topic. However, it is good to stay informed, so I just wanted to round up the results from Super Tuesday in a completely unbiased recap.

Super Tuesday occurs during presidential election where over one-fifth of US states hold their primaries to choose a Democratic or Republican candidate to lead into the general election. States have joined and dropped from Super Tuesday over the years, but the states currently included in the big voting day are Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia.

Technically, Super Tuesday polls were open for both Democrats and Republicans this year to vote in their respective parties, but the Republican elections were almost all but guaranteed to land in President Trump's favor. Despite Bill Weld running against him, and Bill acquiring a single delegate, no one really questioned that the current president wouldn't be the Republican candidate.

The real nail-biter everyone’s been waiting for is who the Democratic candidate will be, and although we are far from the end here with many other states still yet to vote, this Super Tuesday has set the stage for what the final results will likely be.

So far after last night’s tally, 963 delegates have been declared. Two lesser-known candidates Amy Klobuchar and Tulsi Gabbard managed to scrounge up 7 and one delegate respectively. Recently dropped out candidate Pete Buttigieg received 26 despite him backing out. Senator Elizabeth Warren and businessman Michael Bloomberg came in very close to each other with 50 and 44, respectively.

Finally the big wins, that will carry us through the rest of the Democratic primaries wondering who will ultimately swing the candidacy in their favor, are Bernie Sander and Joe Biden. Sanders is currently sitting at 382 delegates, and Biden is sitting 453. Bernie took a huge win in getting California, as 494 delegates are up for grabs in the state, but that wasn’t enough to swing last night’s vote in his favor, and Biden ran off with the lead. 

As I said though, the race is far from over as one of the candidates must receive 1,991 delegates (or half of the total) to secure the official spot as the Democratic candidate.

Upcoming in March will see votes from Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, and Washington. And Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio could all make big differences in the race as they all bring in more than 100 delegates with their votes.

2020 is going to feel like a long year and a long race to that November 3rd voting day, but do your best to stay informed, stay kind, and stay motivated in the time being. Whatever side you fall on, whoever you choose to back, we’re all living in this country and only want to see it be the best it can be in whatever form that means for you.

Poll tally source.

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