US Elections 2016: It’s Super Tuesday! So, What’s the Big Deal?

What is Super Tuesday and why does it matter to the US Presidential race 2016?

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It’s time for Super Tuesday in the US Presidential election season. But what is Super Tuesday and what’s the big deal?

Well, 1 March is the biggest day of the 2016 primaries – 13 states and one territory participate: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming and American Samoa.

It’s a big deal because it can change the dynamics of the Republican and Democratic nominations race.

The Republicans have the opportunity to win about half the delegates they need for the presidential nomination and the democrats about a third.

On the Republican side, Ted Cruz can turn his luck around with support from the conservatives in these states which includes his home state of Texas. Also, John Kasich and Ben Carson could drop out after Tuesday, consolidating support for Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz and allowing them to give a tougher fight to frontrunner Donald Trump.

On the Democrats side, Hillary Clinton seems to be leading in most states according to recent polls, even though her opponent Bernie Sanders is leading in his home state of Vermont.

In short, Super Tuesday could make or break some of these presidential campaigns and The Quint will bring you all the action as it happens.

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Topics:  Hillary Clinton   Ted Cruz   donald trump 

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