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Super Tuesday: What is it, and what has it meant in past election years?

Super Tuesday: What is it, and what has it meant in past election years?

Each election season, the name Super Tuesday is given to the day that Democrats and Republicans hold the most primaries or caucuses and, in return, the most delegates are up for grabs on either side.

This year, it’s March 1. The first Super Tuesday was in 1984, and in years past it’s been a chance to see how a candidate performs on a more nationwide than regional scale.

Has Super Tuesday actually been as decisive as we’re told? By Super Tuesday, does each party have its nominee?

According to an analysis of compiled data, shown below, five candidates have withdrawn on or right after Super Tuesday, usually leaving...

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