Can Trump seal 2024 presidential nomination this Super Tuesday?

  • About one-third of all delegates will be awarded on Super Tuesday
  • Up for grabs are 854 Republican delegates and 1,420 Democratic delegates
  • Former President Donald Trump needs 1,093 more delegates to reach his goal

(NewsNation) — About one-third of delegates in the presidential primaries will be awarded on Super Tuesday — the day when 16 states and territories hold their nominating elections and caucuses.  

Republicans are waiting for a candidate to receive 1,215 delegates to earn the GOP nomination, while Biden is trying to gather 1,968 delegates.

Up for grabs on Tuesday are 865 Republican delegates and 1,420 Democratic delegates. Although a nominee won’t be determined that day, the number of delegates awarded to each candidate can indicate a clear front-runner.

Former President Donald Trump has 192 delegates and needs 1,023 more to reach that 1,215 goal, according to Decision Desk HQ.

Democrats typically award delegates proportionally. A candidate who receives one-third of the vote or support usually receives about one-third of the delegates, the Council on Foreign Relations noted.

The Republican Party’s process is a mixed bag. Although some states use a winner-takes-all approach, those with contests before March 15 must award delegates proportionally.

The following states and territories will vote Tuesday. Alaska and Utah will hold caucuses instead of an election.

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • American Samoa
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