Biden Surges after Super Tuesday: What's Next?
After this week's Super Tuesday, the crowded field of Democratic Presidential nominees was narrowed down to rivals Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders...but there are still more primaries. What should you expect next?
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When is the next primary, who is in, how many delegates at stake?
Voters in six states will be casting ballots Tuesday, March 10th, as the field in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination has narrowed, essentially, to two candidates.
Joe Biden, who was all but considered out of the race prior to his victory in South Carolina’s primary, roared back to front-runner status with wins in 10 of the 14 states holding primaries on Super Tuesday. It was a feat few saw coming.
Biden topped Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in states across the country as he ran up a delegate count that may be insurmountable.
The two will match up in six states Tuesday, with Michigan’s 125 delegates as the biggest prize. In addition to Michigan, voters will cast ballots in Washington, Missouri, Mississippi, Idaho and North Dakota. Polls have Biden ahead of Sanders by 6.5%.
Biden and Sanders have survived a field of two dozen major candidates. Four of those candidates – Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Michael Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren – have dropped out in the last week.
Here’s what you need to know about the March 10 primaries:
Which states are voting Tuesday
Voters in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington will be voting.
Who can vote:
- In Idaho: Registered Democratic voters and “unaffiliated” voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Registered Republicans can vote in the Republican primary.
- In Michigan: According to the Michigan Secretary of State’s office, Michigan’s presidential primary is a closed primary. There is no political party registration requirement in Michigan Election Law. Any Michigan registered voter can participate in the primary.
- In Mississippi: Mississippi’s primaries are open, meaning a voter does not have to register with a political party to vote in a primary.
- In Missouri: Missouri has open primaries.
- In North Dakota: North Dakota has open primaries.
- In Washington: Washington votes by mail.
How many delegates will be awarded:
Who is ahead in the polls:
Biden is ahead in the Real Clear Politics average of polls by 7.5% over Sanders. The polls were conducted between March 1 and March 5.
Tulsi Gabbard also remains in the race.
The 2020 New York Democratic primary is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The New York primary is a closed primary, with the state awarding 320 delegates, of which 274 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.
The Final Debate!
Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will be onstage in Arizona for the 11th debate of the primary.
The debate will be co-hosted by CNN and Univision and is two days ahead of a busy election night, when Arizona, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio vote. CHC Bold — a political action committee affiliated with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus — has partnered with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for the debate. The debate starts at 8 pm ET and will run for about two hours; Dana Bash and Jake Tapper of CNN, along with Jorge Ramos of Univision, will moderate.
To qualify, candidates need to have earned at least 20 percent of all delegates available from the primary so far. Right now, that means only two candidates have qualified: former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The new debate criteria also mean that it’s all but impossible for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to qualify.