February 15, 2016

Election 2016: Sanders, Trump Ahead In Delegate Count As Nevada And South Carolina Vote This Week

Nevada Democrats will caucus this coming Saturday, Feb. 20, while Republicans in South Carolina will also go to the polls. The Nevada Democratic Party offers a “how to” about the caucus, which starts at 11 a.m. PT, here. Republicans in South Carolina can start voting at 7 a.m. ET on Saturday and have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballots. (Democrats in the state will vote the following Saturday.) Wondering when you’ll have a chance to cast your ballot? Check out our Election 2016 calendar below.

  • February 20, 2016: Nevada Democratic caucus and South Carolina Republican primary
  • February 23, 2016: Nevada Republican caucus
  • February 27, 2016: South Carolina Democratic primary
  • March 1, 2016: “Super Tuesday” primaries in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia; Alaska Republican caucus
  • March 5, 2016: Kansas and Louisiana primaries; Kentucky and Maine Republican caucuses; and Nebraska Democratic caucus
  • March 6, 2016: Maine Democratic caucus
  • March 8, 2016: Primaries in Michigan and Mississippi, Hawaii Republican caucus and Idaho Republican primary
  • March 15, 2016: Primary elections in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio
  • March 22, 2016: Arizona and Utah primaries and Idaho Democratic caucus
  • March 26, 2016: Democratic caucuses in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington
  • April 5, 2016: Wisconsin primary
  • April 9, 2016: Wyoming Democratic caucus
  • April 19, 2016: New York primary
  • April 26, 2016: Primary elections in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island
  • May 3, 2016: Indiana primary
  • May 10, 2016: West Virginia primary and Nebraska Republican primary
  • May 17, 2016: Oregon primary and Kentucky Democratic primary
  • May 24, 2016: Washington Republican primary
  • June 7, 2016: Primary elections in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota and the North Dakota Democratic caucus
  • June 14, 2016: District of Columbia primary
  • July 18-21, 2016, Cleveland, OH: Republican National Convention
  • July 25-28, 2016, Philadelphia, PA: Democratic National Convention
  • November 8, 2016, Election day!

After primary/caucus season, MSCI will work with its members to set up voter registration events for industry employees. Stay tuned to Connecting the Dots in the coming weeks for more information. In the meantime, interested in learning which candidates have the most delegates? RealClearPolitics is keeping track. With the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary settled, Hillary Clinton has 32 delegates on the Democratic side while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has 36. (The first Democrat to secure 2,387 delegates will win the nomination.) For Republicans, Donald Trump leads with 17 delegates and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is in second with 11. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has ten delegates; Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) has five; former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) has four and Ben Carson has three. (Carly Fiorina and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky also each have one, but have suspended their campaigns.) A GOP candidate needs 1,237 delegates to secure the nomination.