Super Tuesday II, 2008


Super Tuesday II, 2008

Super Tuesday II, 2008 is the name, [cite news
first = Aaron
last = Bruns
coauthors = Kapp, Bonney
title = Clinton Takes Fight to Indiana, Looks to Build Off Pennsylvania Win
url = http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/04/23/clinton-takes-fight-to-indiana-looks-to-build-off-pennsylvania-win/
publisher = Fox News Channel
date = 2008-04-23
accessdate = 2008-05-06
] also referred to as Super Tuesday 2.0Fact|date=May 2008, for 4 March 2008, the day on which the second largest simultaneous number of state presidential primary elections was held for the 2008 presidential election cycle. On this day, Mike Huckabee withdrew from the race when John McCain won enough delegates to claim the Republican nomination for President. It was the second Super Tuesday election of 2008 and took place approximately one month after the first Super Tuesday of this election. The Democratic primaries saw 444 delegates selected on this date, [Citation
last = DeFrank
first = Thomas
title = Democratic battle rolls on as Barack, Hillary neck & neck across country
newspaper = New York Daily News
place = New York City
date = 2008-02-06
url = http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2008/02/06/2008-02-06_democratic_battle_rolls_on_as_barack_hil-1.html
accessdate = 2008-02-26
] with 265 delegates in the Republican primaries.

Names and prior election cycles

After the front-loading rush [cite web
last = Schneider
first = Bill
authorlink = Bill Schneider (journalist)
title = It could all be over after 'Super Duper Tuesday'
publisher = CNN
date = 2007-02-07
url = http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/02/05/schneider.superduper.tuesday/index.html
accessdate = 2007-06-03
] that saw twenty-four states hold their caucuses and primaries on Super Tuesday, 2008, only four states -Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont- remained on the traditional March Super Tuesday date. This caused pundits in the states left behind to note that "this year, however, Super Tuesday isn't so super." [Citation
last = Skolnick
first = David
title = One Valley state legislator tried unsuccessfully to move the Ohio primary to February
newspaper = The Vindicator
place = Youngstown, Ohio
date = 2007-12-30
url = http://www4.vindy.com/content/local_regional/371130330062404.php
accessdate = 2007-12-12
] The 2004 election cycle saw a similar but smaller split, with seven states holding elections in February on Mini-Tuesday, and ten holding contests on "Super Tuesday II" on the traditional March date. [cite web
title = Q&A: US primary elections
publisher = BBC News
date = 2008-01-10
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7049207.stm
accessdate = 2008-01-12
quote = In 2004, Super Tuesday split in two. There was a Mini-Tuesday (or Super Tuesday I) on 3 February, followed by a Super Tuesday II on 2 March.
]

Delegate allocation

Democratic

Under Democratic Party rules, all delegates are awarded via proportional representation, with a minimum 15% threshold required to receive delegates. A total of 444 delegates were pledged by the results of the March 4th primaries.

Republican

The Republican Party does not mandate a proportional representation system for delegate selection, but instead allows each state to determine its selection process. A total of 265 delegates were pledged by the results of the March 4th primaries.

Results

Democratic

Republican

The Republican Party does not mandate a proportional representation system for delegate selection, but instead allows each state to determine its selection process. A total of 126 delegates will be pledged by the results of the May 6th primaries. The Republican primaries on this date were of little importance, as John McCain had already secured enough delegates in prior contests to win the nomination.

uper Tuesday IV

Super Tuesday IV was held on May 20th, 2008, consisting of the Democratic Kentucky and Oregon primaries. A total of 125 delegates were seated as a result of these primaries. Hillary Clinton handily won the Kentucky primary and Barack Obama handily won the Oregon primary.

Notes

* WTA is Winner Takes All, and applies solely to Republican contests.

References

See also

* Mini-Tuesday
* Super Tuesday
* Super Tuesday, 2008
* Presidential nomination process (US)


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