On March 1, voters from various states across the country will caucus or cast their primary votes for the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. Super Tuesday is the day on which the most delegates are up for grabs at one time than any other point in the election cycle. In many cases, the candidates who come out on top on Super Tuesday have gone on to win their party’s nomination.
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American Samoa, a U.S. territory, will caucus as well.
Three states participated in the first Super Tuesday: Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
Super Tuesday allots for nearly half the delegates each candidate needs to win the race.
Their addition has added the title “SEC Primary” to the contests due to the involvement of all of the states from the Southeastern Conference of Collegiate Sports.
Outside of the 1988 and 2009 Democratic races, Super Tuesday generally brings the nomination fight to an end.
GOP front-runner Donald Trump has not spent any money on ads in these states.
This primary will occur between Super Tuesday and what many are considering a big moment for the 2016 primary season: the March 15 primaries that include Florida, Illinois and Ohio.