By Henric Sundlof •
Published: 03 Mar 2020 • 13:53
Tomorrow one of the most important political battles take place in an attempt to determine which of the Democratic candidates that most likely will be chosen to compete for the presidency against the President of the United States, Donald Trump, in the US elections in November.
After finishing the primary elections in the states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, Bernie Sanders is in the lead with 60 delegates, while Joe Biden is closing in with a total of 50 delegates. Elizabeth Warren, Mike Bloomberg and Tulsi Gabbard are also still in the race.
In the so-called Super Tuesday elections, a total of 14 US states will cast their votes.
These are Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, California and Texas. It is also time for Democrats abroad as well as for the territory of American Samoa to vote. A total of 130 million people live in the voting states.
How many electoral votes each state has depends on the population. The more residents, the more votes. California has the most electors, 55. Texas is second with its 38.
At stake on Super Tuesday is just over one-third, 1,357, of delegates – who will vote for their final candidate at the Democratic Party Convention July 13-16.
A total of 3,979 delegates decide and in order to win the nomination, 1,991 delegates are required, which is more than half.
Previous years have shown that it is extremely important to place first or second on Super Tuesday if you want to stand a chance to be selected as the candidate to compete against the President.
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