Super Tuesday Delegate Math – NPR [VIDEO]

Super Tuesday is the biggest day of the Democratic primary. 1,357 delegates are at stake, about a 1/3 of all the delegates. So far, less than 5% of delegates have been allotted, but on Super Tuesday, more than a third of available delegates are up for grabs – giving it the potential to propel one candidate to frontrunner status, and prompt others who perform badly to quit the race.

California has the most pledged delegates (494) followed by Texas (261), North Carolina (72) and Virginia (65).

So far, less than 5% of delegates have been allotted, but on Super Tuesday, more than a third of available delegates are up for grabs – giving it the potential to propel one candidate to frontrunner status, and prompt others who perform badly to quit the race.

California has the most pledged delegates (494) followed by Texas (261), North Carolina (72) and Virginia (65).

The Super Tuesday states also represent a much broader sweep of the US population, not just in terms of geography, but demographics too, than the early voting states. The results will therefore give a more detailed picture of who supports the candidates, and what their chances of winning on a national level may be.