Super Tuesday

Mary Favo

Mary Favo, Contributor

This Tuesday, March 1st, is known throughout the nation as Super Tuesday. There was 661 Republican delegates at stake along with 865 Democratic delegates. The Republican party had a primary while the Democratic party held Caucuses.

Super Tuesday is seen as a cut off for the GOP, after Tuesday many candidates will be dropping out of the race. It is also one of the last times that candidates will receive delegates without having to win the state. After March 15th, the primaries and caucuses will be winner takes all. Social Studies teacher, Brian Litecky, commented on the impact of Tuesday, “Super Tuesday has never been as big as it is now. More delegates are awarded than any other time in the cycle. Tuesday is the cutoff for many candidates. After this, the candidates will whittle down to the true contenders.”

Many voters are not only confused on which person to vote for, but also the differences between a Caucus and a Primary. A Primary is typically a Republican event, there will be a few speakers, but the night will end with a small ballot and casting the vote. A Caucus is primarily a Democratic event. A Caucus involves a physical vote. People will stand on either side of the voting center and try to convince you to join their side thereby giving their candidate the delegates. In the end, the candidates receive delegates proportional to the number of people on their side.

Minnesota went against the trend on Super Tuesday, voting Rubio and Sanders as winners. The poll conducted on the Eagle News Network also reflected these opinions.