An Update: What’s Happening with the Election?


Donald Trump and the last Democratic candidates standing, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders

Maggie Nolen, Staff Writer

Covid-19 is causing issues with the election and some state primaries have been postponed. The Georgia primary which was supposed to be today, March 24, is now on May 19.

However, the candidates are still running for office, with the country wondering who the Democratic nominee that will go up against Trump will be. In the past month, all Democrats except Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have dropped out, including Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and Mike Bloomberg. Buttigieg and Klobuchar have since endorsed Biden.

Super Tuesday, arguably one of the most important days for the election, was on March 3, 2020. Super Tuesday is when the primary is held in Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia. Since there are so many states voting, there are a lot of delegates up for grabs. As far as democratic nominees, Joe Biden won Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Bernie Sanders won Utah, Vermont, California, and Colorado. Mike Bloomberg won American Samoa. Although Biden won more states than Bernie, Bernie won some of the more pivotal states. On the Republican side, Donald Trump won every state on Super Tuesday.

Elizabeth Warren did not win a single state, ultimately leading to the suspension of her campaign on March 5. She has not announced who she will be endorsing as the democratic nominee yet.  After Super Tuesday, Biden now has 566 delegates, Sanders has 501, and before Warren dropped out, she had 61. 1,991 delegates are needed to win the nomination.

The next primaries took place on March 10 and included Idaho, Missouri, Michigan, Mississippi, Washington, and North Dakota. Joe Biden won Idaho, Missouri, Michigan, Mississippi, and Washington, while Bernie only won North Dakota. For Republicans, President Trump won all six states.

The latest primaries were in Arizona, Illinois, and Florida, which took place on March 17. Joe Biden won every state, causing Bernie to question his campaign. Biden currently has 1,180 delegates and Bernie has 884.