What is Super Tuesday?
I’ve been hearing a lot about it recently, and I’m wondering what makes it so special? Isn’t it just more primaries? Why is it “super”?
Super Tuesday (March 2 this year) is just the name given to the date when the highest number of states hold presidential primary elections. People pay a lot of attention to it because it’s the first big primary day in each election cycle, but it’s not like those states count for extra or anything.
This year, it’s even bigger because California, the most populous state, moved its primary from June to be on Super Tuesday as well, meaning more delegates are at stake than ever.
The specifics of how important Super Tuesday is depends on the year and the party, but it’s always a day to watch. If you’re looking to participate in Super Tuesday, you can look up when your state holds its primaries here and check if you’re registered to vote here.
Super Tuesday is the United States presidential primary election day in February or March when the greatest number of U.S. states hold primary elections and caucuses. Approximately one-third of all delegates to the presidential nominating conventions can be won on Super Tuesday, more than on any other day. The results on Super Tuesday are therefore a strong indicator of the likely eventual nominee of each political party.
Because almost every single person running for president, senit, etc drops out.