- March 04, 2020
On March 4, 2020, the Aspen Institute Germany hosted a Brown Bag Lunch on the topic “Super Tuesday Readout: Meet the Parties!” with Candice Kerestan, Chair of Democrats Abroad Germany, and Ralph Freund, Vice President and Spokesperson of Republicans Abroad Germany e.V. In a crowded and heavily contested field of Democratic candidates, Super Tuesday was a game changer on the road to the 2020 presidential election. 14 states held their primaries on March 3, with a total of roughly 1,350 pledged delegates awarded on the same day. 1,991 are needed to win the party’s nomination. Who emerged as frontrunner? And who was forced to drop out of the race? The Leadership of Republicans and Democrats Abroad Germany helped to make sense of the results – and learn more about the parties’ positions and main issues of the 2020 election. In doing so, general developments within the two big parties were discussed as well as the broader state of American democracy.