DemDaily: Super Tuesday Line Up

March 3, 2020

After a whirlwind 72 hours in which three presidential candidates ended their campaigns, the race for the White House goes into its most significant series of primaries today -- 16 contests in all, including 14 states, one territory and Democrats Abroad.

(WTHR)

Joe Biden's sweeping victory in Saturday's South Carolina Primary put him back in the game, followed by the significant endorsements of three of his former rivals -- Amy Klobuchar (MN), Pete Buttigieg (IN) and Beto O'Rourke (TX).

According to the Associated Press, the delegate count stands at 60 for Bernie Sanders and 54 for Biden, but with 1,357 delegates at stake today, those numbers are about to shift drastically.

Prior to Saturday, Sanders was leading in most Super Tuesday states, including the delegate-rich states of California (415), Texas (228), and Virginia (99), but polling updates in the last 24 hours have shown a shift toward Biden.

Two California polls taken since Saturday show a four-point shift to Biden, putting Sanders @32% and Biden @25%. Elizabeth Warren and Michael Bloomberg, who received a 6% bump in recent days, were at a statistical dead heat at 16% and 17%.

For Biden to maintain his momentum, and surpass what was expected to be an insurmountable delegate lead by Sanders, it is essential for him to reach the 15% threshold for delegate allocation in California. Voters in the Golden State, however, have already cast over 60% of their ballots in early voting.

After the close of today's Super Tuesday primary contests, approximately 38% of the delegates for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election will have been allocated.

Super Tuesday State Primary Information
StateEarly VoteAbsentee VotingMarch 3rd Poll Closing TimePledged Delegates
at Stake
AlabamaN/ARequest by 2/27; hand deliver/postmark by 3/27:00pm
52
American SomoaN/AN/AN/A
6
Arkansas2/17-3/2Request by 2/25; hand deliver by 3/2, arrive by 3/37:30pm
31
California2/3-3/3Request by 2/25; hand deliver/postmark by 3/38:00pm
415
Colorado2/24-3/3N/A7:00pm
67
Maine2/3-2/27Request by 2/27, receive by 3/38:00pm
24
Massachusetts2/24-2/28Request by 2/24, submit by 3/38:00pm
91
Minnesota 1/17-3/2Request by 2/2, submit by 3/38:00pm
75
North Carolina2/13-2/29Request by 2/25, postmark by 3/37:30pm
110
Oklahoma2/27-2/29Request by 2/26, submit by 3/37:00pm
37
Tennessee2/12-2/25Request by 2/25, receive by 3/38:00pm
64
Texas2/18-2/28Request by 2/21, postmark by 3/37:00pm
228
Utah2/18-2/28Request by 2/25, postmark by 2/2 or hand deliver by 3/38:00pm
29
Vermont1/18-3/2Request by 2/2, return by 3/37:00pm
16
Virginia1/18-2/29Request by mail by 2/25, vote in person by 2/29, receive by 3/37:00pm
99
Democrats AbroadStarted 2/18
Email or postal mailing by 2/18 thru 3/10.
Global Primary runs from 3/3 to 3/10
13
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