Super Tuesday 2024: States Participating and Delegate Counts


Super Tuesday, a pivotal day in the presidential race, will see Republicans holding nominating contests in 15 states while Democrats will do the same in 15 states and one territory.

For the Democrats, President Biden remains the clear front-runner, facing no significant challengers. However, one interesting race to watch is in Minnesota, the home state of Rep. Dean Phillips, who has launched a longshot bid against Biden. Phillips could face a tough defeat in his own state.

The primary took an unexpected turn when author Marianne Williamson, who had previously ended her long-shot campaign, unsuspended it after finishing ahead of Phillips in the Michigan primary.

Super Tuesday Votings (Credits: Los Angeles Times)

On the Republican side, former President Donald Trump is the front-runner for the nomination. Despite facing some competition, particularly from former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, Trump has maintained a strong lead. Haley has yet to win any states but has been able to accumulate delegates as the race progresses.

Super Tuesday offers a significant number of delegates for both parties, but it’s unlikely that either Biden or Trump will secure enough delegates to win the nomination on March 5.

According to CBS News estimates, the earliest Trump could secure the nomination is March 12, with Biden potentially clinching it on March 19.

The road to the nomination continues after Super Tuesday, with candidates focusing on accumulating delegates and securing wins in upcoming contests.

The results of Super Tuesday can often shape the trajectory of the race, providing momentum for front-runners and forcing others to reassess their campaigns.

Super Tuesday is expected to be a crucial moment in the presidential race, offering a clearer picture of who the front-runners are and how the rest of the contest may unfold.

I'm Richard Rosales, I cover political news and ongoing US elections.