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Dear DNC Member,



Happy Super Tuesday! We wanted to share with you updates from Muthoni and our DNC Political Team, which you can find below. 
 
As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to my office. 

Yours, 
Jason
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Jason Rae
Secretary
Democratic National Committee
 
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Dear DNC Member, 

Please see below the first in a series of updates that we will send out to partners and allies throughout the day. We will send you these same updates and please do forward them along. It's an exciting day! It's a big day. The Chairman is doing a lot of media and the Political, Comms and Research teams are prepared for any rapid response needs. The Voter Protection team is running a hotline and providing support for several states, including our brothers and sisters in Alabama. Our Digital team will be sharing out Iwillvote.com and lifting up all voter protection focused content. They will also shout out the state parties as polls close. And of course our Tech and Security team is doing all that it takes to monitor for disinformation and so much more that many of us don't even see but keeps our processes moving.

We know that we won't have results for several days in some states, especially in our vote-by-mail states. So we are continuing to expectation-set with our ecosystem.

Thank you and again happy Super Tuesday!

Best,

Muthoni and Team

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Dear Partners--, 

Good morning, and happy Super Tuesday! TODAY there are 16 elections. Fourteen are primaries: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia; American Samoa will hold a caucus; and Democrats Abroad will begin the process of casting their ballots.

IWillVote.com

Help ensure that every Democratic voter you touch knows that they can visit IWillVote.com to look up their polling place or caucus site. Please help us spread the word!

Below is a quick break down about where we are in our nominating contest, delegate allocation, reforms in action for the first time, and state “cheat sheets,” not long sheets—snapshots--“cheat shots?”

SOUTH CAROLINA!

Saturday’s First in the South Democratic presidential primary had the highest turnout in its history. A record 539,020 Democrats and independents voted in the South Carolina primary marking a trend set by New Hampshire and Nevada Democrats. We are energized and turning out!

Delegate Allocation 

In each contest, pledged delegates are awarded proportionally by statewide and district-level results. Candidates must clear a 15-percent threshold at the district level to be eligible for district-level delegates, and clear 15 percent statewide to be eligible for statewide delegates.

In summary, after today’s contests, the first 20 contests will have collectively allocated nearly 40 percent of total pledged delegates. After polls close and elections authorities report results, media outlets will make delegate projections based on the statewide and district results.

Ok, got it, what else should I lift up about Super Tuesday?

California and Texas, two of the largest and most diverse states, have contests on Super Tuesday. They each have large populations of Black, Latinx, and AAPI Democratic supporters. The combined contests on Super Tuesday will allow for an incredibly diverse single-day Democratic primary electorate, ensuring that candidates who do well are building a diverse coalition of support--a key to our success. 

DNC Reforms and Super Tuesday

Recent DNC reforms encouraged state parties to use a government-run primary system, and four Super Tuesday states — Colorado, Maine, Minnesota and Utah — converted from caucuses in 2016 to primaries in 2020, which should increase voter participation in these states relative to 2016. Super Tuesday primaries offer more opportunities for accessibility, including 10 states that offer vote-by-mail options and 14 states that offer varying absentee voting windows.  

Reporting Out

Polls will begin closing at 7:00 PM ET in Vermont and Virginia. Expect further updates throughout the day from us, but as you plan for the returns, please note that it may take time for results to come in. This is especially likely in the states that have a large number of vote-by-mail ballots.  

Get excited!! 

Warmly,
Muthoni


Super Tuesday State Snapshots

 

Alabama

Voters in Alabama will cast votes in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 3. Polls open at 7:00 A.M. CT and close at 7:00 P.M. CT.  The Alabama primary is open, meaning voters of any political affiliation may cast votes.

Past Primary Turnout

  • 2016: 399,889

  • 2008: 536,626 

Delegate Allocations

  • Statewide: 11 At-Large; 7 PLEO; Proportional by Statewide Results

  • District Level: 34 Proportional by Congressional District

American Samoa

Voters in American Samoa will caucus on Tuesday, March 3.  As was the case in Iowa and Nevada, voters will gather at each precinct and will align in first preference groups followed by realignment into final preference groups, with delegates being awarded proportionally based on the results of the final alignment.  The caucus is open to all voters.

Past Caucus Turnout:

  • 2016: 237 

  • 2008: 285 

Delegate Allocations

  • Statewide: 6 At-Large; Proportional

  • District Level: N/A

Arkansas

Voters in Arkansas will cast votes in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 3.  Polls open at 7:30 A.M. CT and close at 7:30 P.M. CT. The Arkansas primary is open, meaning voters of any political affiliation may cast votes.

Past Primary Turnout

  • 2016: 221,020 

  • 2008: 315,839 

Delegate Allocations

  • Statewide: 7 At-Large; 4 PLEO; Proportional by Statewide Results

  • District Level: 20 Proportional by Congressional District Results

California

Voters in California will cast votes in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 3.  Polls open at 7:00 A.M. PT and close at 8:00 P.M. PT. The California primary is a “modified closed primary system,” allowing registered Democrats and undeclared voters only to cast votes.  Because of the large volume of voting by mail in the nation’s largest state, it could take several weeks for all of California’s votes to be counted.

Past Primary Turnout

  • 2016: 5,173,338 

  • 2008: 5,066,993 

Delegate Allocations

  • Statewide: 90 At-Large; 54 PLEO; Proportional by Statewide Results

  • District Level: 271 Proportional by Congressional District Results

Colorado

In-person voting began on February 24 and will close at 7:00 P.M. MT on Tuesday, March 3. Voters were mailed ballots on February 10 and were advised to drop completed ballots in the mail no later than February 24. The Colorado primary is “semi-closed,” meaning Democrats and undeclared voters only may cast votes in this contest.

Past Primary Turnout

  • 2016: 123,508 

  • 2008: 120,001 

Delegate Allocations

  • Statewide: 14 At-Large; 9 PLEO; Proportional by Statewide Results

  • District Level: 44 Proportional by Congressional District Results

Maine

Voters in Maine will cast votes in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 3.  Polls open between 6:00 A.M. ET and 10:00 A.M. ET -- depending on the population of the town -- and close at 8:00 P.M. ET.  While the Maine primary is open to registered Democrats only, voters may register and vote the same day in person at their polling location. Maine converted from a caucus in 2016 to a primary in 2020.

Past Primary Turnout

  • Raw vote totals for 2008 and 2016 caucuses are not available

Delegate Allocations

  • Statewide: 5 At-Large; 3 PLEO; Proportional by Statewide Results

  • District Level: 16 Proportional by Congressional District Results

Massachusetts

Voters in Massachusetts will cast votes in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 3.  Polls open at 7:00 A.M. ET and close at 8:00 P.M. ET, though some select precincts open at 5:45 A.M.  This primary is semi-closed, meaning Democrats and undeclared voters only may cast votes in this contest.

Past Primary Turnout

  • 2016: 1,220,296 

  • 2008: 1,263,764

Delegate Allocations

  • Statewide: 20 At-Large; 12 PLEO; Proportional by Statewide Results

  • District Level: 59 Proportional by Congressional District Results

Minnesota

Voters in Minnesota will cast votes in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 3.  Polls open at 7:00 A.M. CT and close at 8:00 P.M. CT. The Minnesota primary is open, meaning voters of any political affiliation may cast votes. Minnesota converted from a caucus in 2016 to a primary in 2020.

Past Caucus Turnout

  • 2016: 207,109 

  • 2008: 214,066 

Delegate Allocations

  • Statewide: 16 At-Large; 10 PLEO; Proportional by Statewide Results

  • District Level: 49 Proportional by Congressional District Results

North Carolina

Voters in North Carolina will cast votes in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 3.  Polls open at 6:30 A.M. ET and close at 7:30 P.M. ET. This primary is semi-closed, meaning Democrats and undeclared voters only may cast votes in this contest.

Past Primary Turnout

  • 2016: 1,142,916

  • 2008: 1,580,726

Delegate Allocations

  • Statewide: 24 At-Large; 14 PLEO; Proportional by Statewide Results

  • District Level: 72 Proportional by Congressional District Results

Oklahoma

Voters in Oklahoma will cast votes in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 3.  Polls open at 7:00 A.M. CT and close at 7:00 P.M. CT. This primary is semi-closed, meaning Democrats and undeclared voters only may cast votes in this contest.

Past Primary Turnout

  • 2016: 335,843

  • 2008: 417,207

Delegate Allocations

  • Statewide: 8 At-Large; 5 PLEO; Proportional by Statewide Results

  • District Level: 24 Proportional by Congressional District Results

Tennessee

Voters in Tennessee will cast votes in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 3.  Tennessee sits in two major time zones, eastern and central. In the east, polls close at 8:00 P.M. ET.  In the west, polls close at 7:00 P.M. CT. Opening poll times vary by county. The Tennessee primary is open, meaning voters of any political affiliation may cast votes.

Past Primary Turnout:

  • 2016: 372,222

  • 2008: 624,764

Delegate Allocations: 

  • Statewide: 14 At-Large; 8 PLEO; Proportional by Statewide Results

  • District Level: 42 Proportional by Congressional District Results

Texas

Voters in Texas will cast votes in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 3.  Polls open at 7:00 A.M. CT and close at 7:00 P.M. CT. The Texas primary is open, meaning voters of any political affiliation may cast votes.

Past Primary Turnout

  • 2016: 1,435,895

  • 2008: 2,874,986

Delegate Allocations

  • Statewide: 49 At-Large; 30 PLEO; Proportional by Statewide Results

  • District Level: 149 Proportional by State Senate District Results

Utah

Voters in Utah will cast votes in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 3.  Polls open at 7:00 A.M. MT and close at 8:00 P.M. MT. The Utah primary is open, meaning voters of any political affiliation may cast votes.

Past Primary & Caucus Turnout

  • 2016: 81,606 

  • 2008: 131,403

Delegate Allocations

  • Statewide: 6 At-Large; 4 PLEO; Proportional by Statewide Results

  • District Level: 19 Proportional by Congressional District Results

Vermont

Voters in Vermont will cast votes in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 3.  Polls open between 5:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. ET and close at 7:00 P.M. ET. The Vermont primary is open, meaning voters of any political affiliation may cast votes.

Past Primary Turnout

  • 2016: 135,256 

  • 2008: 155,279 

Delegate Allocations

  • Statewide: 3 At-Large; 2 PLEO; Proportional by Statewide Results

  • District Level: 11 Proportional by Congressional District (VT has only one)

Virginia

Voters in Virginia will cast votes in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 3.  Polls open at 6:00 A.M. ET and close at 7:00 P.M. ET. The Virginia primary is open, meaning voters of any political affiliation may cast votes.

Past Primary Turnout

  • 2016: 785,041 

  • 2008: 986,203 

Delegate Allocations

  • Statewide: 21 At-Large; 13 PLEO; Proportional by Statewide Results

  • District Level: 65; Proportional by Congressional District Results

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