caucus [ kaw-kuh s ]
noun, plural cau·cus·es.
1. U.S. Politics.
a. a meeting of party leaders to select candidates, elect convention delegates, etc.
b. a meeting of party members within a legislative body to select leaders and determine strategy.
c. (often initial capital letter) a faction within a legislative body that pursues its interests through the legislative process: the Women's Caucus; the Black Caucus.
2. any group or meeting organized to further a special interest or cause.
verb (used without object)
3. to hold or meet in a caucus.
verb (used with object)
4. to bring up or hold for discussion in a caucus: The subject was caucused. The group caucused the meeting.
WORDS RELATED TO CAUCUS
gathering, session, meeting, convention, assembly, conclave, council, parley, get-together
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Origin: 1755–65, Americanism; apparently first used in the name of the Caucus Club of colonial Boston; perhaps < Medieval Latin caucus drinking vessel, Late Latin caucum < Greek kaûkos; alleged Virginia Algonquian orig. less probable
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Today is Super Tuesday for many states in the United States.
It is the election day early in a United States presidential primary season (February or March) when the greatest number of U.S. states hold primary elections and caucuses. More delegates to the presidential nominating conventions can be won on Super Tuesday than on any other day, amounting to approximately a third of all delegates. It is therefore a strong indicator of the likely eventual nominee.
The particular states holding primaries on Super Tuesday have varied from year to year because each state selects its election day separately.
Tuesday is the traditional day for elections in the United States. The phrase Super Tuesday has been used to refer to presidential primary elections since at least 1976. It is an unofficial term used by journalists and political pundits.
In 2020, Super Tuesday will occur on March 3. Fourteen state primaries and the American Samoa caucuses will take place, amounting to 1357 pledged delegates—33.8% of the nationwide total.
If your state is one of the 14 states or you are apart of American Samoa, please go vote (if you're legally allowed to). It is very important, as all elections are.