Brendan W. Clark ’21
Trinity College’s new student, faculty, and staff driven program, TrinVotes, will hold a watch party in Vernon Social this Tuesday, Mar. 3 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. as the results of Democratic primaries are tallied.
Mar. 3, or “Super Tuesday,” is a significant date in the primary season, as fourteen states will have their Democratic primaries. More delegates can be won on Super Tuesday than at any other point in the primary season, with more than 1,300 awarded across the fourteen primaries. The two states with the highest delegate counts, California and Texas, award 415 and 261, respectively.
Going into the primaries, former Vice President Joe Biden has gained significant attention after he captured 48.4% of the vote in South Carolina, leaving him eight delegates behind Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Sanders, who has been the front runner for several weeks, has had a number of significant victories in the New Hampshire and Nevada primaries.
TrinVotes, according to an email from President of the College Joanne Berger-Sweeney, will also have a voter registration table at their watch party in advance of Connecticut’s Democratic primary on Apr. 28. The program aims to increase student voter participation at Trinity.
Trinity has historically had a student enrollment and voting rate between 30% and 39% and received a silver seal from the ALL IN voting challenge in Nov. 2019.