With the the United States, Super Tuesday indicates Tuesday of the beginning of March of the year of a presidential election. It is the day when the greatest number of States vote simultaneously to indicate among the candidates, those which will be able to be presented indeed to the election at the beginning of November. Because a great number of States votes this Tuesday, it is estimated that it is the day of the primary most important. That concerns the principal candidates of both political parties: the Democratic party and the Republican party.
The expression super tuesday date of the primary of the March 8th 1988. The democratic of the States of the south (Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana, Oklahoma, the Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia) decided to organize a great primary education of the south in order to carry to the candidature a moderated candidate, with same in their opinion to more represent their interests. Since, the list of the States having their primary education this “super Tuesday” varies.
List Super Tuesday
- March 8th, 1988.
- March 10th, 1992.
- March 12th, 1996.
- March 7th, 2000: 16 States and the American Samoa.
- March 2nd, 2004: California, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York (State), Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont for the primary educations. Minnesota and North Dakota holds to them Caucus.
Importance of the Super Tuesday
During the primary , the fifty States send delegates to conventions of the two principal parties. At the time of these conventions the candidates with the presidency and the vice-presidency of the the United States are designated. The number of delegated by State is function of its demographic importance.
The States voter this super Tuesday many and certain among are populated country, but also of the States of a great social diversity. For example, the California is the State more populated of the United States and including one broad part of its population is of Hispanic origin. Opinion of some, their vote with the primary represents the opinion best that however famous the caucus of the Iowa and primary education of the New Hampshire, which owe their fame with the fact that they take place in first.
Half of delegated conventions are thus indicated this day. In 2004,1 151 delegated out of the 2.162 on the whole. The political chroniclers estimate that the candidate who carries the most delegates at the time of the Super tuesday is ensured to be the candidate of his party to the presidential election. It was indeed the case for William Jefferson Clinton in 1992, Robert Dole in 1996, and George W. Bush Jr. and Albert Gore in 2000.
Certains States tries since the last presidential elections to coordinate the dates of their primary educations in order to profit from an important press coverage. Thus, Tuesday of February is called minis-Tuesday , nearsupercomputer Tuesday or junior Tuesday .
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