Are you ready for Super Tuesday?
Whether you’re in one of the Super Tuesday states and get to vote, or just want to know what’s going to happen, March 3 is going to be a BIG day.
The first four primaries and caucuses that happen in February dole out a total of 155 delegates. They get a ton of attention, though, because they’re first and both voters and the news media are hungry for information about how the presidential race is shaping up. But this number of delegates is a tiny sliver compared to what happens on Super Tuesday.
In contrast to February’s 155 delegates, the primaries on March 3 will award 1,357 delegates. This one day of voting represents roughly 33% of the total number of Democratic delegates that will be awarded throughout this process.
For a refresher on the rest of the process, check out How to Win the Democratic Nomination if There is a Contested Convention
Breaking it down
Alabama: 61 delegates — open primary
Arkansas: 36 delegates — open primary
California: 494 delegates — semi-closed primary
Colorado: 80 delegates — semi-closed primary
Maine: 32 delegates — closed primary
Massachusetts: 114 delegates — semi-closed primary
Minnesota: 91 delegates — open primary
North Carolina: 122 delegates — semi-closed primary
Oklahoma: 42 delegates — semi-closed primary
Tennessee: 73 delegates — open primary
Texas: 261 delegates — open primary
Utah: 35 delegates — open primary
Vermont: 24 delegates — open primary
Virginia: 124 delegates — open primary
Also voting: American Samoa (11 delegates) and Democrats Abroad (17 delegates.)