Students from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy look on as results from Super Tuesday's primaries begin pouring in. (Photo by Michael Parker)
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 5, 2020) — As the race to be the Democratic nominee for President in the 2020 U.S. Elections took a dramatic turn on Tuesday, UAlbany students took the opportunity to watch history unfold in real time.
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy partnered with UAlbany College Democrats and Generation Vote to host a Super Tuesday viewing party at Damien's Cafe in the Campus Center, and the event was packed with students sharing predictions and discussing views while enjoying a bevy of food options from the dining establishment.
Damien's numerous televisions provided wall-to-wall coverage of the event as it unfolded, with former Vice President Joe Biden completing a dramatic comeback to pull ahead in the delegate count, while Senator Bernie Sanders of neighboring Vermont taking the night's biggest prize with a win in California's primary.
The event served as a precursor to April 28, when New York will host its Democratic primary to help nominate a candidate to run against President Donald Trump. UAlbany will serve as a polling location for the event.
New York will not hold a Republican Primary in 2020, as no other candidate besides President Trump qualified for the ballot in the state, thereby guaranteeing the President all of New York's Republican delegates.