Politics stimulate on Super Tuesday


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Graphic on the Super Tuesday contests results. Tribune News Service 2016

Eshika Kohli, Staff Writer

The flood of primaries was developed in 1988 to battle out the “Iowa Syndrome.” The state of Iowa is known to cast its votes in the presidential election first, but the state has been criticized for not being representative of the American electorate.

Republican candidate Donald Trump said, “If you listen to the pundits, we weren’t expected to win too much — and now we’re winning, winning, winning the country.”

The polls will remain open until 19:00 EST, and the results will be released soon after.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said, “When you go to work tomorrow, you’ll be voting for a President and a Commander in Chief. We need somebody who has experience and the temperament to deal with what’s going on in the world.”

Eleven states in all will vote including: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. These primaries will potentially determine the Democratic and Republican nominee.

Augustana government professor Dr. Joel Johnson said, “You have hundreds and hundreds of delegates available to be picked up, so if you can get through Super Tuesday and do really well, you can start making the case that you are the presumptive nominee, and it’s difficult for people to start catching up after that.”