Super Tuesday


Emory Pittman, Print Editor

Last Tuesday, the United States experienced “Super Tuesday,” the day in the election season when the greatest number of states hold their primaries or caucuses. Usually, about one-third of the delegates are represented on this day, therefore providing a fairly accurate indicator of who the nominee for each party will be. For the Republican Party, Donald Trump won each state. The results of 2020’s Super Tuesday for the Democratic Party are:


Alabama: Joe Biden

Arkansas: Joe Biden

California: Bernie Sanders

Colorado: Bernie Sanders

Maine: Joe Biden

Massachusetts: Joe Biden

Minnesota: Joe Biden

North Carolina: Joe Biden

Oklahoma: Joe Biden

Tennessee: Joe Biden

Texas: Joe Biden

Utah: Bernie Sanders

Vermont: Bernie Sanders

Virginia: Joe Biden


Before Super Tuesday, Bernie Sanders was the frontrunner for the Democrats. However, Joe Biden is now leading the polls with the most delegates. These results have led the other candidates (Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Mike Bloomberg, and Elizabeth Warren) to drop out of the presidential race. Buttigieg, Klobuchar, and Bloomberg have all endorsed Biden, but Steyer and Warren have not endorsed anyone. Warren has recently come under fire for not endorsing Sanders despite her campaign being based on progressivism, something Sanders aligns with more closely than Biden.


The race for the Democratic presidential nomination now only lies between three competitors: Sanders, Biden, and Tulsi Gabbard. With such a close distribution of delegates between Sanders and Biden, no one knows who the nominee will be at this point in the election season. The last primary will be held on June 6 in the US Virgin Islands, and soon after the Democratic candidate will be chosen to run against Donald Trump in November.