Super Tuesday | Gender Gap | Superdelegates
For the presidential candidates, Georgia is high value territory. There are 76 Republican delegates up for grabs today and 102 Democratic delegates. We talk with Congressman John Lewis to answer some questions about this election season.
A major issue this election season is pay equity. The wage gap between men and women in the South is larger than any other region in the country. According to a recent report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, closing that gap would cut poverty for working women in the South by more than half and add billions to the economy. We speak with two of the study’s authors. Plus, Charmaine Davis, the Georgia chapter director of 9to5, shares with us the greatest struggle women in Georgia face in the workplace and what’s being done to improve conditions.
Then, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have been neck-in-neck in the polls. But some say Sanders may have already lost the Democratic presidential nomination. That’s because the superdelegates have given most of their votes to Clinton. How can you win a primary but lose the delegate count? In our occasional explainer series, “Break It Down,” we explore how superdelegates work. Georgia State University political science professor Sean Richey also joins us to weigh the pros and cons of this electoral system.