On one of the most crucial dates in the 2016 primary presidential, FiveThirtyEight is providing comprehensive live coverage of Super Tuesday. In addition to several articles related to the key issues of the race, the political team will host a live blog and a Slack Chat beginning at 5 p.m. ET. New features include a new delegate-centric interactive, a podcast and two Super Guides as well as ongoing coverage of the storylines impacting voters across the 12 states and analysis of the results.
ABC News will feature Nate Silver and team during the special television coverage examining the numbers and giving context to the presidential race.
Highlights of FiveThirtyEight’s coverage include:
An interactive feature estimating the number of delegates each candidate would need in each primary contest to win the nomination.
This week’s elections podcast crew previews Super Tuesday and discusses whether Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are locks to win the Republican and Democratic nominations, respectively.
“I’ve broken the 12 Super Tuesday states into three rough categories based on factors such as income, unemployment and education. These categories…should give a sense of which states are facing similar challenges. As the results come in this evening, we’ll begin to get a sense of whether these states vote in similar ways as well.”
“…Sanders’s prospects in most Super Tuesday states are looking bleak. But over the past month or so, Sanders has eaten into Hillary Clinton’s lead in Oklahoma — chomped through it, actually. Sanders went from being down 25 points in mid-January to bringing the race to within 2 points by mid-February in one poll. He recently said flat-out he thinks he’ll win the state. Why the surge?
On Wednesday, the crew will publish several post-Super Tuesday features, analyzing the results and anticipating the next steps leading up to the general election.
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