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The Hawkeye May 2024
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Democratic primaries heat up

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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont currently leads all candidates in the Democratic presidential primary race with 45 earned delegates following his victories in Nevada and New Hampshire. Sanders lost narrowly to former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg in the controversial Iowa Caucuses, where officials took days to name an official winner due to technical glitches with a new smartphone app that malfunctioned the day of the caucuses.

Looming large early this month are several significant primaries that will likely separate the leading candidates from those who have had difficulty gaining traction with voters. On March 3, 14 states host primary elections in what is commonly known as Super Tuesday. A week later, Washington state voters and five other states hold their primary elections, too.

As of press time, here are the delegate counts for those candidates who have earned delegates: Sen. Bernie Sanders – 45; Mayor Pete Buttigieg – 25; Vice President Joe Biden – 15; Sen. Elizabeth Warren – 8; Sen. Amy Klobuchar – 7. No other candidate has earned pledged delegates heading into Super Tuesday.

To become the Democratic Party’s nominee, a candidate needs 1,991 delegates. Note that 1,357 delegates are at stake on Super Tuesday. Washington state allots 89 pledged delegates. The total for March 10, when Washington, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri and North Dakota vote, accounts for 352 pledged delegates.

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Theresa Van
Theresa Van, Hawkeye Staff
Business Manager Theresa Van is this a junior in her third year of HSM. This year she will work hard to contribute to the production of content for the Hawkeye as well as the yearbook. Although these are hard times, she will try her best as a member of the leadership staff to help and befriend everyone so that this school year will go smoothly for everyone. In her free time, she enjoys drinking bubble tea, watching Haikyuu and writing stories. She is also the ASB Interhigh President, IATRIX21 Vice President, a member of the Technology Student Association, a CONNECT leader and plays tennis.
Nico Francois
Nico Francois, Co-Editor-In-Chief and Graphics Editor
Co-Editor-in-Chief and Graphics Editor Nico Francois is in their senior year of high school and this is their fourth year within the HSM organization. This year, Nico hopes to get to know the incoming staff members and guide them through the program and their interests in journalism. They also want to hone their skills in visual storytelling and writing in order to help cover all pressing events. In their free time, Nico enjoys taking care of their 16 succulents, drawing until they can’t feel their hands and reading about different genetic diseases.
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