Super Tuesday


Bernie Sanders Has a Super Tuesday Problem

by David Byler

On Super Tuesday, the presidential primary goes national. Candidates are forced to compete in a large number of states at the same time – which means their organizations have to be able to mobilize supporters, buy ads, get their messages out and ultimately win contests on a much larger playing field. Candidates who fare poorly on Super Tuesday, like those who fail to gain traction in early primary states, often realize they have little chance at winning their party’s nomination and drop out.
If Sanders performs poorly on Super Tuesday, he could lose any aura of electability that he gained by doing well in early contests.

 



Tuesday, March 1 (Super Tuesday)
Alabama – 60 D, 50 R – Open
Alaska caucus (R) – 28 – Closed
American Samoa caucus (D) – 10 – Open
Arkansas – 37 D, 40 R – Open
Colorado caucus – 79 D, 37 R – Closed
Georgia – 116 D, 76 R – Open
Massachusetts – 116 D, 42 R – Mixed
Minnesota caucus – 93 D, 38 R – Open
North Dakota caucus (R) – 28 – Closed
Oklahoma – 42 D, 43 R – Closed
Tennessee – 76 D, 58 R – Open
Texas – 252 D, 155 R – Open
Vermont – 26 D, 16 R – Open
Virginia – 110 D, 49 R – Open
Wyoming caucus (R) – 29 – Closed
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