It’s over, Bernie Bros. If you lose Michigan, your only hope is, well…none. Turn out the lights…the party’s over!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW | TUESDAY PRIMARIES
- Six states are holding a primary or caucus on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
- Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and Washington.
- A combined 352 pledged delegates are awarded tonight.
- Michigan has the most delegates up for grabs on Tuesday.
- Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in Michigan’s primary four years ago—in a surprise.
- Michigan Democrats will award 125 pledged delegates.
- Michigan also is allocated 22 superdelegates.
- Gretchen Whitmer, the Democratic Governor of Michigan, endorsed Joe Biden ahead of the state’s primary
2020 Democratic delegate rules
- The Democratic National Convention will be held July 13-16 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- In 2020, there are 4,750 delegates.
- 3,979 pledged delegates
- 771 superdelegates
- To win the Democratic nomination, a presidential candidate must receive support from a majority of the pledged delegates on the firstballot.
- 1,991 pledged delegates
- Under the current DNC rules, if the convention is contested and goes to second ballot or more, superdelegates will be able to vote.
- In this scenario, a candidate must receive majority support from all delegates—more than 2,375 votes.
Pledged delegate count as of today
Joe Biden 635
Bernie Sanders 558
Lady MacBeth 44
Pete-O-Mania – 26
Bloombust: 24 (ouch)
Tulsi 2 (seriously, why are you still here)?