The Democratic presidential primary that feels like it started the second that Donald Trump was elected in November 2016 continues on, but the field is getting smaller and smaller and the people are finally heading to the polls for their preferred candidates. 

Super Tuesday took place on March 3, 2020, and was a chance for fourteen states to cast primary votes for Democrats. Prior to Super Tuesday, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, and South Carolina had all had their primaries or caucuses. Between the South Carolina primary on the 29th of February and Super Tuesday on the 3rd several candidates dropped out of the race including Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar. Super Tuesday was also the first time that Mike Bloomberg was slated to appear on a ballot. He dropped out on Wednesday morning though

Going into Super Tuesday, Bernie Sanders had the most delegates, 58, with Joe Biden just behind him at 54. Elizabeth Warren had 8. None of the other candidates with delegates on the board were still in the race when Super Tuesday began. 

The ‘Democrats Abroad’ primary of Democratic voters who live outside of the U.S. but still are registered to vote here runs from March 3rd to March 10th. This primary will allot 21 delegates, but we don’t have the results quite yet. 

As a reminder, Trump is running for re-election without a true primary opponent and one is not expected to pop up before the August Republican National Convention. Whoever wins the Democratic primary will have to beat Trump for the White House. 

Let’s break down who won in each state and what that means going forward. Only candidates who were running an active campaign at the time and earned more than 1% of the vote in that state are listed. 

Percentages may vary as final tallies come in, but all the states have been called for a candidate at the time of publication. Joe Biden won Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas, Maine, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Minnesota. Bernie Sanders won California, Colorado, Utah, and Vermont. Mike Bloomberg won American Samoa, a territory.

Alabama

Joe Biden–63.2%

Bernie Sanders–16.6%

Michael Bloomberg–11.6%

Elizabeth Warren–5.8%

Arkansas

Joe Biden–40.5%

Bernie Sanders–22.4%

Michael Bloomberg–16.7%

Elizabeth Warren–10%

California

Bernie Sanders–33.6%

Joe Biden–24.8%

Michael Bloomberg–14.4%

Elizabeth Warren–12.1%

Colorado

Bernie Sanders–36.2%

Joe Biden–23.2%

Michael Bloomberg–20.8%

Elizabeth Warren–17.2%

Tusli Gabbard–1.1%

North Carolina

Joe Biden–43%

Bernie Sanders–24.1%

Michael Bloomberg–13%

Elizabeth Warren–10.5%

Maine

Joe Biden–34%

Bernie Sanders–33%

Elizabeth Warren–15.9%

Michael Bloomberg–11.9%

Massachusetts

Joe Biden–33.6%

Bernie Sanders–26.6%

Elizabeth Warren–21.2%

Michael Bloomberg–11.8%

Minnesota

Joe Biden–38.6%

Bernie Sanders–29.9%

Elizabeth Warren–15.4%

Michael Bloomberg–8.3%

Oklahoma

Joe Biden–38.7%

Bernie Sanders–25.4%

Michael Bloomberg–13.9%

Elizabeth Warren–13.4%

Tusli Gabbard–1.7%

Tennessee

Joe Biden–41.5%

Bernie Sanders–24.7%

Michael Bloomberg–15.9%

Elizabeth Warren–10.1%

Texas

Joe Biden–33.7%

Bernie Sanders–30%

Michael Bloomberg–14.7%

Elizabeth Warren–11.6%

Utah

Bernie Sanders–34.6%

Michael Bloomberg–16.9%

Joe Biden–17.1%

Elizabeth Warren–15.4%

Vermont

Bernie Sanders–50.8%

Joe Biden–22%

Elizabeth Warren–12.6%

Michael Bloomberg–9.4%

Virginia

Joe Biden–53.3%

Bernie Sanders–23.1%

Elizabeth Warren–10.8%

Michael Bloomberg–9.7%

Pundits are saying that this was the boost that Joe Biden needed, and the phrase “two man race” is circulating a lot. However, there are still two other women in the race: Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren. Will they bow to the pressure and drop out, or will they continue to challenge these two, 75+ year old white men for the nomination?

Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member