Previewing Super Tuesday: Who’s On The Ballot, Why It’s Such A Big Deal

*This post is being updated with the Super Tuesday results. Keep an eye out for those.

With candidates dropping out after South Carolina’s contest on Saturday, the field for Super Tuesday has narrowed and significantly changed the overall race.

Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar all dropped out within the last few days. Both Buttigieg and Klobuchar endorsed Joe Biden at a campaign event in Dallas last night.

Today is also the first time that former mayor of NYC, Mike Bloomberg, will appear on the ballot. Bloomberg chose to skip the early states in this year’s primary, and instead put all of his money and efforts into the Super Tuesday states.

Here’s who will appear on today’s ballot:

  • Joe Biden
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Mike Bloomberg
  • Tulsi Gabbard

One issue these remaining candidates will face today is the fact that many of the states participating in Super Tuesday have early voting or absentee voting, and a portion of the electorate most likely already voted for candidates that have since dropped out of the race. Those votes are essentially lost to today’s candidates.

A total of 14 states will be voting today:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia

There are a total of 1,357 delegates up for grabs on this one day. In order to earn the Democratic Nomination, a candidate will have to accumulate at least 1,991 delegates during the primary season, which makes today’s contest an important day for all candidates still in the race.

Here is the current delegate count:

  • Bernie Sanders: 60
  • Joe Biden: 54
  • Elizabeth Warren: 8
  • Mike Bloomberg: 0
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 0

These numbers will undoubtedly change after today, and those results could actually determine the eventual Democratic Nominee, who will face off against President Trump in the general election on November 3rd.

We will bring you updates as they become available.



Virginia

Winner: Joe Biden

  • Joe Biden: 53.3%, 66 delegates
  • Bernie Sanders: 23.1%, 31 delegates
  • Elizabeth Warren: 10.8%, 2 delegates
  • Mike Bloomberg: 9.7%
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 0.9%

Vermont

Winner: Bernie Sanders

  • Bernie Sanders: 50.8%, 11 delegates
  • Joe Biden: 22%, 5 delegates
  • Elizabeth Warren: 12.6%
  • Mike Bloomberg: 9.4%
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 0.8%

North Carolina

Winner: Joe Biden

  • Joe Biden: 43%
  • Bernie Sanders: 24.1%
  • Mike Bloomberg: 13%
  • Elizabeth Warren: 10.5%
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 0.5%

American Samoa

Winner: Mike Bloomberg

  • Mike Bloomberg: 49.9%, 4 delegates
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 29.3%, 1 delegate
  • Bernie Sanders: 10.5%
  • Joe Biden: 8.8%
  • Elizabeth Warren: 1.4%

Alabama

Winner: Joe Biden

  • Joe Biden:
  • Bernie Sanders:
  • Elizabeth Warren:
  • Mike Bloomberg:
  • Tulsi Gabbard:

Tennessee

Winner: Joe Biden

  • Joe Biden:
  • Bernie Sanders:
  • Elizabeth Warren:
  • Mike Bloomberg:
  • Tulsi Gabbard:

Massachusetts

Winner:

  • Joe Biden:
  • Bernie Sanders:
  • Elizabeth Warren:
  • Mike Bloomberg:
  • Tulsi Gabbard:

Maine

Winner:

  • Joe Biden:
  • Bernie Sanders:
  • Elizabeth Warren:
  • Mike Bloomberg:
  • Tulsi Gabbard:

Colorado

Winner: Bernie Sanders

  • Joe Biden:
  • Bernie Sanders:
  • Elizabeth Warren:
  • Mike Bloomberg:
  • Tulsi Gabbard:

Texas

Winner:

  • Joe Biden:
  • Bernie Sanders:
  • Elizabeth Warren:
  • Mike Bloomberg:
  • Tulsi Gabbard:

Oklahoma

Winner: Joe Biden

  • Joe Biden:
  • Bernie Sanders:
  • Elizabeth Warren:
  • Mike Bloomberg:
  • Tulsi Gabbard:

Arkansas

Winner: Joe Biden

  • Joe Biden:
  • Bernie Sanders:
  • Elizabeth Warren:
  • Mike Bloomberg:
  • Tulsi Gabbard:

Minnesota

Winner:

  • Joe Biden:
  • Bernie Sanders:
  • Elizabeth Warren:
  • Mike Bloomberg:
  • Tulsi Gabbard:

Current Delegate Count

  • Joe Biden: 453
  • Bernie Sanders: 382
  • Elizabeth Warren: 50
  • Mike Bloomberg: 44
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 1

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