Super Tuesday

Helen McKnight

On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2020 the presidential primary known as “Super Tuesday” occurred. This is a very important marker in the presidential primary because 14 different states vote to decide the democratic and republican nominees for the general election. Donald Trump is the incumbent and he is running basically unopposed. However, for the democratic primary it is a little more complicated. Just before Super Tuesday three of the candidates, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobachar and Michael Bloomberg all dropped out of the race and endorsed Joe Biden. This left three main options for voters in the Super Tuesday primary, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Pearl Wood-Prince ‘20, said, “It was surprising that so many candidates dropped out.” 

The results of Super Tuesday had Biden winning many of the southern states like Texas and Virginia while Sanders won states like Vermont and California. As of right now Biden has 566 delegates while Sanders has 506 delegates. This was a comeback for Biden who was struggling in earlier states. This presents a challenge for Sanders who did worse than predicted by political analysts. However, the race is still undecided and there are many more states to vote.

Illinois votes on March 17th and early voting has just opened. Maddy Byun ‘20, said, “I think it’s (voting) important and I’m excited to vote!” and Ava Penn ‘22, remarked, “I wish I could vote but the next time I can I definitely will vote.” No matter what your ideology is make sure you get out and vote on March 17th!