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Joe Biden (left) Bernie Sanders (right)

Democratic Primaries: Update

Super Tuesday plays a great role in the Presidential election. It is used to determine the individual who will represent the minority party for the presidential election and who will then run against the incumbent or a new candidate from the majority party. This process is done through a state voting system, usually conducted through caucuses, where people will vote for the individual who will represent the party that he or she is affiliated with.


This year the first Super Tuesday played a significant role in modern politics as Democrats across the country cast their ballot for their favorite Democratic candidate that they believe can take down the Republican Incumbent, President Donald Trump. Media outlets have continuously commented on the dependency for the Democratic candidate as many individuals vote with the objective to remove President Donald Trump from office. New changes have also drawn the eyes of voters as California, one of the biggest states with the largest Electoral numbers, has been moved to the first Super Tuesday, which plays as a key initiator to the election. Both top Democratic candidates, past Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders relied heavily on California and Texas to put them in the lead for the Democratic primaries. 


As of now, the Democratic Primaries are in favor of past Vice President, Joe Biden. With his huge win of Michigan during the second Super Tuesday, 125 delegates are at stake for Bernie Sanders as he predicted a personal winning in this state due to this victory in 2016 against Hillary Clinton. With great projections for Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders will have to win the rest of the states by great margins to make up for the delegates he has gained on March 10th. 


Former Vice President Joe Biden has been extremely successful with the black population and is therefore predicted to trump in states like Georgia, which will be at stake in a little less than two weeks. Bernie Sanders, however, is shown to appeal to the Latino community and therefore has a decent chance of winning the delegates in Puerto Rico. On April 4th, Lousinna will most likely favor Biden with its black population but Sanders may have luck with Alaska, Hawaii, and Wyoming due to his winning streak in these states in 2016. 


Overall, things aren’t looking too bright for Bernie. His appeal to young voters is not doing enough to keep him in the race with Biden’s success with Generation X (ages 40-54) and the Baby Boomers (ages 55-75). The younger generations remain conflicted, as the majority of young Democrats view Biden as a Moderate rather than a Democrat. They believe that he does not strive to make large enough changes to the current political climate after Trump’s “rule”. With this being said, it’s up to Democrats of all ages to cast their ballot for the representative they want to see in the Presidential Election against incumbent President Donald Trump.