Super Tuesday election results

Every Vote Counts: Florida is a very important swing state when it comes to election season. In 2016, Florida turned Republican which came to a shock to many.

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Every Vote Counts: Florida is a very important swing state when it comes to election season. In 2016, Florida turned Republican which came to a shock to many.

Noah Quillan, Editor-in-chief

Super Tuesday has always been an important date in election history. The reason behind this is that ten different states, two of which hold a large number of delegates, California and Texas, all vote for their primary elections. Primaries are important because it directs the public in nominating a candidate from each party for the remaining months up until the general election in November.

Bernie Sanders was leading in the majority of polls up until recently, where former VP Joe Biden surpassed Sanders, creating quite the shock in Super Tuesday results. Biden has claimed nearly 500 delegates total, whereas Sanders has less than 450 so far. Both candidates will gain more as California continues to finalize votes, though Sanders will likely claim the majority of California. Regardless though, estimations predict that Biden will lead the Super Tuesday delegates overall, with his win in Texas helping tremendously.

There are speculations for why Biden’s poll numbers jumped so quickly, one of which being the fact that several candidates recently dropped out and endorsed the former VP. Former candidates Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’ Rourke, Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg all endorsed Biden in recent days amidst suspending their presidential campaigns.

The remaining candidates  in the democratic race include Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Representative Tulsi Gabbard.

Florida’s primary election day is March 17. If one is registered as a Democrat or Republican, they will have the opportunity to select who they want to represent them as their party’s nominee.