Years of historic Super Tuesday moments from past primary nights

Every election cycle there is one detrimental Tuesday that makes or breaks presidential campaigns - Super Tuesday.

Since the late 1970s, Super Tuesday has worked to lock in the nominations of presidential candidates, including former President George H.W. Bush who won 16 out of 17 states in the 1989 primary election, as well as former President Bill Clinton in 1992.

Super Tuesday usually sees around 10 states holding primaries on the same night. On Super Tuesday in 2008, however, history was made when 24 states held primaries on the same Tuesday in February.

In the weeks ahead of Super Tuesday in 2020, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was seemingly leading the Democrat presidential primary contest, however, then-candidate Joe Biden’s campaign made an unexpected comeback. The now-president had lost the Iowa, New Hampshire , and Nevada primary races, but went on to win 10 Super Tuesday states. This boost in his campaign quickly led to him securing the Democrat nomination and eventually winning the presidency. 

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