Join us for political twists and turns this Super Tuesday, as voters in a dozen states (plus American Samoa) cast votes in primaries and caucuses, pushing both parties closer to naming a presumptive nominee. On the GOP side, 661 total delegates are at stake, while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are vying for 1,034 delegates.
There is a lot of math to consider this March: In theory, Senator Marco Rubio could lose every state on March 1 but still bank enough proportional candidates to have a final chance of clinching the nomination on March 15 in winner-take-all contests. But if Donald Trump continues to “vacuum up delegates,” calculations point to Trump staying on pace to lock in his position as front runner.
Coming off a victory in South Carolina, Clinton is pulling ahead of Sanders in the delegate count and is expected to add to that lead with proportional and super delegates this month. But Sanders still has time to make up ground, and big Super Tuesday wins may give him the boost he needs to gain momentum in more states.
Long story short: There’s a lot at stake this Tuesday. SiriusXM Politics is bringing you coverage from the left, right and center as the results roll in.
Progress (Ch. 127) will have live team coverage all night with Mark Thompson, Michelangelo Signorile and Ari Rabin-Havt. David Webb will bring you the latest on Patriot (Ch. 125). Tim Farley and Julie Mason are hosting on POTUS (Ch. 124).
And Insight (Ch. 121) is on the road for the Electoral College Tour and their latest stop is Duke University. If you’re in the area, don’t miss a night of political comedy with John Fugelsang, Pete Dominick and Dean Obeidallah Monday evening in the Page Auditorium.