Super Tuesday, Explained

Super Tuesday is tomorrow, March 1. Here's what you need to know:
  1. Eleven states across the country have primaries tomorrow, and the results will play a big part in shaping who will eventually move on to the general election.
    (Hence, "super")
  2. 661 Republican delegates and 865 Democratic delegates are up for grabs.
  3. The bulk of them come from seven Southern contests, including the day’s biggest prize: Texas.
    Other states voting include Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia.
  4. For the Republicans, The majority of delegates are at stake during March.
    That means that what happens over the next two weeks will do a lot to determine who will be the party nominees in the general election.
  5. And here's what the delegate breakdown looks like for the Democrats.
    Clinton expects to do best across the six Southern states voting tomorrow (Blacks have strongly favored Clinton and account for significant voter shares in the South). Sanders, on the other hand, has the best chance of winning white, liberal and working-class voters. His must-win state: Minnesota.
  6. Stay tuned to our social channels (@washingtonpost everywhere) for more updates ... on Tuesday.