Super Tuesday

The presidential nomination race becomes a national election on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 when these states have primaries:

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia

Additional states may be added to this list, so Super Tuesday could become even more “super.”

We do not know the exact number of delegates each state will get in 2020, but based on delegates awarded in 2016, these states will represent 28% of the total number of delegates.

Candidates will need a lot of money to advertise in the large and expensive media markets in the prime prizes: California, Texas and Massachusetts.

Super Tuesday in the 2016 presidential election was held on March 1, 2016 and was dubbed the SEC Primary since many of the participating states were represented in the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference.

The 2016 Super Tuesday states for Democrats were Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado (with caucuses), Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota (with caucuses), Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and American Samoa. These contests involved 880 delegates, roughly one-third of those needed to win the Democratic nomination.