The Road to Super Tuesday
The "Super Tuesday" primary is the largest single primary date in the United States, where 14 states, American Samoa and U.S. residents abroad will cast their votes. So, the Tylt team is hitting the road once again. We'll talk to community members across Massachusetts and Vermont, the home states of presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders respectively. Whether it's someone's first time voting, their most important vote yet, or they're still too young to vote, we are there to listen to everyone's concerns and hopes. Check back here for daily videos for an on-the-ground perspective on the 2020 primaries.
Day Five (Day of Super Tuesday)
The team hits up polling locations in Massachusetts to ask voters their forecasts on the 2020 election. Joe Biden begins to pop up in conversation more and more, mirroring the momentum of the last few days.
Day one, the team hit the road. The first stop was Yale's campus in New Haven, Conn. where students talked about what they're looking for in the presidential primary. There's more skepticism about Medicare for All than might have been initially anticipated. After, the team heads to the Bernie Sanders rally in Springfield, Mass. – a bit of a different change of pace. Is time running out for some of these Democratic candidates?
On day two of the road to Super Tuesday, the focus shifts to the communities around Northampton, Mass. Between caretakers, war reenactors and a stop by Elizabeth Warren's local office, everyone is trying to stay informed ahead of the primary vote. We also speak to a clean water activist focusing on getting lead out of water – and reports if any of the current Democratic candidates have a plan for cleaning drinking water.
"Your voice matters." This statement echoes through the interviews on day three – with youth fighting for awareness about the climate crisis and to lower the voting age to 16. We also speak to students at Smith College and UMass Amherst, finding a variety of perspectives on the issues on college campuses today. Super Tuesday approaches, and the field of Democratic candidates continues to shrink...
The town of Brattleboro, Vt. is in Bernie Sanders’ home state. What do the Bernie Bros think of Bernie Sanders and the name "Bernie Bro"? Attendance at a Democracy Now forum provides a different perspective, but the crowd isn’t as young as what we’ve found in Massachusetts. The sudden news of Amy Klobuchar dropping out leads us to question Bernie Sanders' and Joe Biden's potential in Super Tuesday.