After smaller primaries and caucuses in a handful of states, a whopping 1,357 delegates are up for grabs in Super Tuesday primaries across 14 states and territories. Just to make things more interesting, two candidates — Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar — have dropped out of the race.
UNPLEDGED DELEGATES: Each state sends a certain number of party officials — often governors, legislators, congresspeople, members of the national party and so on — to the national convention. They’re not pledged to any candidate and can vote any way they wish... but they will no longer be called upon to cast votes for a presidential nomination until after the first ballot — that’s a change since 2016. Another switch: the Democratic party no longer uses the term “superdelegates” — they now call them “automatic delegates.” Republicans never did call their unpledged delegates “superdelegates.” And with President Trump having no strong primary opponents, unpledged Republican delegates are irrelevant anyway.
MOE: Margin of error in public opinion polls, determined by the relationship of the size of polling sample. An MOE of 4 percent means that 95 percent of the time, results will be within 4 percent of the poll number.
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