All You Need to Know About Super Tuesday
Super Tuesday is tomorrow and we got you covered with everything that you need to know!!!
Super Tuesday is an early election day for the democratic party. It is the first step in the two-step process when deciding who will be the next president. It gives the greatest number of U.S. states the opportunity to vote and narrow down delegates for a statewide and district-level representative.
More than a third of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary ballots will be cast as voters in 14 states go to the polls. In most of the 14 states, republicans will also be voting.
Some states have canceled Republican primaries to throw support behind President Donald Trump.
Near the top of the ballots are elections to choose Democratic and Republican nominees for governor and U.S. Senate.
Candidates must receive at least 15 percent of the vote statewide in order to receive any statewide delegates and must also meet the 15 percent threshold in a congressional district in order to receive any district-level delegates. Those that fail to meet 15 percent will be locked out.
These fourteen states will hold primaries: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia. Voters in American Samoa will hold a caucus.
Democratic voters abroad will begin voting on Super Tuesday and continue voting until March 10.
Preliminary figures from the State Board of Elections show over 777,000 North Carolina residents cast ballots through early in-person voting that ended Saturday afternoon.
Your voice is important and needs to be heard! Don`t forget to go out and vote!!!
Written by Intern Zainab J. Kabia