Super Tuesday live results: 4 ways to track the votes in real time

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Voters in 14 states will head to the polls this Super Tuesday, and more than 1,300 delegates hang in the balance. Here’s where to see the live results. It’s hard to believe, but since the start of the 2020 presidential primaries, almost two dozen Democratic hopefuls have dropped out of the race. Now, with just five candidates remaining, voters in 14 states will help decide their ultimate fates on this Super Tuesday . Here’s what to know about this consequential primary election day: Read Full Story

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Video: How to fix the broken presidential primary process in 7 minutes

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Many voters—and even party insiders—view our primary system as outdated and blunder-prone. Exactly 1,357 delegates will be up for grabs today on Super Tuesday, the closest thing the U.S. has to a national primary, with 14 states—and American Samoa—casting their votes. That raises the question: Why don’t we have a national primary, where everyone votes on the same day? That idea, and numerous others, have been floated over the years as solutions to what many voters and even party insiders view as an outdated, blunder-prone presidential primary system. Read Full Story

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Who is running against Mitch McConnell? Kentucky Democrats look to unseat Senate majority leader

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Tuesday’s primary election in Kentucky pits Amy McGrath against Charles Booker. Here’s what to know. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell faces a reelection race in Kentucky in November, and Tuesday’s Democratic primary will determine his challenger. The primary pits Amy McGrath against Charles Booker—and the race has been upended by the Black Lives Matter movement in the state where Breonna Taylor was shot by police eight times in March. Read Full Story

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Super Tuesday texts: How to give your Democratic candidate of choice a last-minute boost

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Peer-to-peer texting platforms make it easy to make a difference. Want to support your candidate on Super Tuesday? Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have the most robust online texting platforms, called “peer-to-peer” texting: You simply follow a few minutes of instructions, and you can start sending text messages to voters online. Here’s how to sign up to help your candidate of choice: Read Full Story

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How voters are casting their ballot in the state that’s made it hardest to vote in 2020

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Mississippi has a long history of voter suppression. Its lack of pandemic accommodations are the latest extension of its anti-democratic legacy. Though she is temporarily working in Maryland, Amber Thomas, 32, is registered to vote in her native Mississippi. Earlier this year, she was denied her right to vote in that state’s primary election through no fault of her own. In order to make sure her vote is counted in Mississippi for the general election, she’s driving 14 hours to Jackson to cast her ballot. Read Full Story

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This is the one election chart I’m going to keep refreshing all day

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We know how last night went. Here’s something to keep in mind today. Last night did not prove to be the Election Day landslide for Joe Biden that many analysts had thought possible, or even probable. Democrats voted early, yes. But Donald Trump more than put up a fight, bringing new voters to the polls and wooing Hispanic and Latino voters. Now, as the world awaits the full voting results of states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, the question is: Can Biden still surge and win this thing? Read Full Story

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Report: Trump Facebook campaign tried to deter Black voters in 2016 suppression effort

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Trump’s data science team profiled mainly Black and minority voters and used the detailed data to target them with ads to convince them not to vote. The election victory of political novice Donald Trump in 2016 resulted from a confluence of factors, including Russian disinformation, nationalist political winds, anger at “establishment” politicians, low voter turnout, and the rise of social media as a primary source of news and political messaging. One of the main ingredients in the Trump campaign’s (and the Russian GRU’s) recipe for winning was using social media—primarily Facebook—to convince people not to vote at all. Read Full Story

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Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 presidential race

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Bernie Sanders leaving the Democratic primary race clears the way for former Vice President Joe Biden. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced his withdrawal from the presidential race on Wednesday morning, following Tuesday’s Wisconsin in-person primary. The in-person primary was widely criticized, and Sanders had called for its postponement . Its results will not be announced until next week . Read Full Story

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Colorado voters just passed paid family leave

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In passing Proposition 118, Colorado just became the first state to secure paid family leave through a ballot measure. Since 2014, the state of Colorado has tried repeatedly—and unsuccessfully—to pass paid family leave legislation. Amid the pandemic, advocates pushed to get it on the ballot instead, to give voters a chance to weigh in. On Tuesday, Colorado residents cast their vote for Proposition 118, securing one of the most expansive paid family leave programs in the country. Read Full Story

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How to watch the CNN Democratic debate live without cable for free

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COVID-19 is certain to be main topic of discussion between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders tonight. Here’s how to stream the debate for free. With the coronavirus pandemic threatening to overburden the healthcare system and plunge the United States into economic chaos, the two remaining viable Democratic candidates will face off in the nation’s capital tonight for the first one-on-one debate of the 2020 presidential primaries. Read Full Story

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