Seniors vote in Super Tuesday primary election

Super Tuesday is when several US states hold primary elections, and that day was today. Minnesota is one of 14 states holding primaries on Mar. 3 to determine the state’s presidential nominating contest. Simply put, it’s the most important day of voting in the US, after election day in November. Super Tuesday is especially significant this year since it’s the first official election that 18-year-old seniors can vote in, and it’s one of the most important elections they could participate in.

“I remember, in the 2016 election, I felt so powerless,” senior Anna Snider said. “Having the opportunity to vote and being able to make a tangible change is really cool.”

Super Tuesday is the election day early in a United States presidential primary season, and it’s significant because of the likelihood that the day’s winner will become their respective party’s nominee. In 2016, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were the two respective winners from Super Tuesday, and they continued to be the Democratic and Republican nominees. “It’s a cool rite of passage to be able to vote when you turn 18,” said senior Paige Indritz. “Especially since a lot of [us seniors] just turned 18 in the middle of this big election, it’s super exciting.”

Super Tuesday is significant because of the likelihood that the day’s winner will become their respective party’s nominee.”

However, the happiness from voting doesn’t just come from the meer size of the election, but also just from the sentimentality of voting. “After voting, I did a little dance. I’m certain everyone there thought I was a little crazy,” said Snider. “When I was a kid, I would always go with my dad to those kid ballots since the poll is super close to my house. Doing the real thing was super exciting.”

The final results from the votes will come in around March 10, 2020, but early returns show Biden and Sanders as the candidates mostly likely to win the nomination.