US ‘Super Tuesday’ – what is at stake

February 29, 2016 9:27 pm
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The Republican National Convention will be held July 18-21 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Democratic National Convention takes place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 25-28/XINHUA-File
The Republican National Convention will be held July 18-21 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Democratic National Convention takes place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 25-28/XINHUA-File

, WASHINGTON, United States, Feb 29 – Americans in a dozen states head to the polls for a slew of primaries and caucuses Tuesday on what is considered the most important day of the presidential nominations calendar.

Here is what is at stake on “Super Tuesday,” which could have a big impact on Democratic and Republican contenders still in the race for the White House:

– Twelve states vote –

A dozen states are holding contests, including several in the South. For the most part, they are both Republican and Democratic in nature.

Two exceptions are Alaska, where only Republican caucuses are being held, and Colorado, where only Democratic caucuses will take place.

In contrast to primary elections, caucuses are meetings which voters attend and where they indicate their preference.

Here is the list of “Super Tuesday” states in alphabetical order:

Alabama (south)

Alaska (northeast, Republican caucus)

Arkansas (south)

Colorado (west, Democratic caucus)

Georgia (south)

Massachusetts (northeast)

Minnesota (north)

Oklahoma (south)

Tennessee (south)

Texas (south)

Vermont (northeast)

Virginia (east)

Democrats are also voting in American Samoa in the Pacific.

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