Today is Super Tuesday! This is the biggest single day on the primary calendar. Here is what students should know:
What is Super Tuesday?
Super Tuesday is when 12 states and one territory hold their primaries and caucuses for the Democratic and Republican nomination. The reason it is referred to as “Super” is because more delegates are up for grab than any other election day.
What are the states participating in Super Tuesday?
Democrats and Republicans: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia.
Democrats only: American Samoa caucus.
Republicans Only: Alaska, North Dakota and Wyoming caucuses.
There are still a number of primaries and caucuses that will occur. These will lead us to the political conventions season in July where delegates will meet to officially nominate party candidates. One thing is clear we are all looking for the best to lead our country. A leader needs to be hard works, have the ability to handle people and projects with a great understanding, and be able to fulfill commitments. Check out what States will have the most youth influence http://civicyouth.org/youthvote2016/.
*Fun Fact – Super Tuesday is also referred to as the SEC primary. This is because five states that participate have teams that play in the Southeastern Conference of collegiate sports. Those states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas and Tennessee.
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