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Colorado Joins Super Tuesday for 2020 Presidential Primaries

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Gov. Polis announces Colorado will hold its presidential primary on March 3, 2020, joining other states voting on Super Tuesday.

Gov. Jared Polis says Colorado will hold its presidential primary on Super Tuesday next year.

Colorado will now join a dozen other states holding their primaries on March 3, 2020. For the last 20 years, the state held caucuses to determine a party’s candidate. But in 2016 voters overwhelmingly approved a proposition restoring primaries in a presidential election year.

 

Polis says being a part of Super Tuesday could give Colorado more influence in the election.

 

“We hope that many of those candidates will come to Colorado, will stay in our hotels, will buy things in our stores,” Polis said Tuesday. “We’re excited that this will help promote Colorado on the national map.”

 

Moving to a primary on Super Tuesday means the state’s unaffiliated voters will be able to participate.