Super Tuesday

(C) 2020, JJ Shaun

I don’t typically add politics to this space. Still, I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that today is considered “Super Tuesday” in the American political arena.

Super Tuesday is the day (or days depending on the election year) that the highest number of American states hold their presidential primary elections. Some election cycles have had two and three “Super Tuesdays” based on the number of delegates available in the states voting.

Because the American election process is governed at the state level, not all primary elections or caucuses are held on the same day. Each state determines what day its citizens will vote. Some states compete to be the first to cast their ballots in a primary election—most notably, Iowa and New Hampshire. Some states hold elections as late as June. By then, the number of candidates has either been whittled down to one or two or already selected.

American elections are in full swing, and for the next eight months, the news cycles will be full of promises—some that can be kept, some that will be impossible. I hope I can keep my sanity between now and November 3, 2020.

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