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  • Today, March 3, is Super Tuesday, when 16 different Democratic party primaries and caucuses happen on the same day.
  • Polls close in Vermont and Virginia at 7 p.m. ET, North Carolina at 7:30 P.M. ET, Tennessee, Maine, Texas, Alabama, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma at 8 p.m. ET, and in Arkansas at 8:30 p.m. ET.
  • Polls close in Colorado and Minnesota at 9 p.m. ET, in Utah at 10 p.m. ET, and in California at 11 p.m. ET. 
  • We’re also monitoring important down-ballot Senate and House races in North Carolina, Alabama, Texas, and California.
  • We’ll have up-to-the-minute live vote counts and results happening in real-time updating automatically.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

March 3 or “Super Tuesday” is by far the biggest day in the Democratic primary process. Follow along for live results here: 

Catch up on live coverage from the primary:

Pre-primary:

Here’s how Democrats will elect their presidential nominee over the next several months

What’s at stake on Super Tuesday? 

Every state has a certain number of delegates to allocate, which is determined by a number of factors including how big the state is, how Democratic they lean, when they vote, and if they vote with their neighbors.

Today, 1,357 pledged delegates, accounting for a massive 35% of all the delegates allotted throughout the Democratic nomination process, will be allocated between 14 states, one territory, and Democrats living abroad:

  • Vermont allocates 16 pledged delegates to the convention, or 0.4% of the total.  Polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. 
  • Virginia allocates 99 pledged delegates to the convention, or 2.3% of the total. Polls close at 7 p.m. ET.
  • North Carolina allocates 110 pledged delegates to the convention, accounting for 2.8% of the total. Polls close at 7:30 p.m. ET. 
  • Alabama allocates 52 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 1.4% of the total delegates allocated throughout the primary. Polls close in most Alabama counties at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. 
  • Maine allocates 24 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 0.6% of the total. Polls close at 8 p.m. ET. 
  • Massachusetts allocates 91 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 2.3% of the total. Polls close at 8 p.m. ET.  
  • Oklahoma allocates 37 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 0.9% of the total. Polls close at 7 p.m. local time and 8 p.m. ET. 
  • Tennessee allocates 64 pledged delegates to the convention, or 1.6% of the total. Polls in the Tennessee counties located in the Central Time Zone close at 7 p.m. local time and those in the Eastern Time Zone close at 8 p.m. local time.  
  • Texas allocates 228 pledged delegates to the convention, accounting for 5.7% of the total. Polls close at 7 p.m. local time and 8 p.m. ET. 
  • Arkansas allocates 34 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 0.8% of the total. Polls close at 7:30 p.m. local time and 8:30 p.m. ET. 
  • Colorado allocates 67 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 1.7% of the total. Polls close at 7 p.m. local time and 9 p.m. E.T. 
  • Minnesota allocates 75 pledged delegates to the convention, accounting for 1.9% of the total. Polls close at 8 p.m. local time and 9 p.m. ET.  
  • Utah allocates 29 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 0.7% of the total. Polls close at 8 p.m. local time and 10 p.m. ET.  
  • California allocates 415 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 10.7% of the total. Polls close at 8 p.m. local Pacific Time and 11 p.m. ET, but final results may be delayed for days as officials fully count mail-in and absentee ballots. 
  • American Samoa allocates six pledged delegates to the convention. Because American Samoa is six hours behind US Eastern Time, we won’t have results until Wednesday. 
  • Democrats abroad vote absentee between March 3 and March 10 and account for 13 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 0.3% of total delegates. 

Democrats allocate most of their pledged delegates proportionally by legislative district, in addition to allocating at-large and PLEO (party leader and elected official) delegates based on the statewide vote breakdown. 

Most states allocate their delegates by congressional districts, but some, like Texas and New Jersey, use state legislative districts instead. 

While delegates are allocated proportionally, in nearly every state the minimum threshold to earn delegates is 15% of the vote. This means candidates must break 15% of the vote either at the district or state level to earn any delegates at all. 

At the convention, a candidate will be nominated when they earn a simple majority of 1,991 out of 3,979 total pledged delegates.

DELEGATE COUNT: Here’s who’s winning the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination

Who does the polling say is ahead in each state?

According to FiveThirtyEight’s averages of the latest polling data, Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the polls in California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and his home state of Vermont. 

Sanders is neck-and-neck with former VP Joe Biden in North Carolina polls while Biden and former Mayor Mike Bloomberg and have led the few recent polls of Oklahoma. 

There isn’t enough state-level polling data to determine who’s leading Arkansas, Alabama, and Tennessee going into Tuesday. 

According to FiveThirtyEight’s primary election forecast, Biden is projected to win the most delegates in Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Sanders is projected to win the most delegates in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Maine, Utah, and Vermont, while neither Bloomberg nor Sen. Elizabeth Warren are projected to win the most delegates in any state. 

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