ICYMI: Top stories of the week

Each week, we bring you a collection of the most viewed stories from The Daily Brew, condensed. 

Here are the top stories from the week of February 26-March 1.

Alabama March Super Tuesday preview

Five states are holding primaries for congressional and state offices on March 5: Alabama, Arkansas, California, North Carolina, and Texas.  

In Alabama, voters will decide primaries for congressional, judicial, and state executive offices next week. 

Alabama is not holding elections for U.S. Senate or the state legislature in 2024. The state holds state legislative elections every four years, with the next elections coming in 2026.

A primary candidate in Alabama must win a majority of the vote to be declared the winner. If no candidate wins a majority of votes, the top two vote-getters will advance to a runoff on April 16.

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Number of incumbents in contested state legislative primaries and candidates for U.S. House districts higher in TX in 2024 than previous years

Texas will be holding primaries for congressional, judicial, and state legislative elections next week.

Ballotpedia is covering primaries for 38 U.S. House seats, 15 state Senate seats, and 150 state House seats. We are also covering municipal elections in Irving, Arlington, Garland, Laredo, Lubbock, Austin, Corpus Christi, and El Paso.  

Winners in primary elections in Texas are determined by a majority vote. If no candidate wins more than 50% of the vote, the top two candidates proceed to a runoff election.

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Join the Ballotpedia Society today 

Ballotpedia provides vital tools to readers and voters who need accurate and reliable information when entering the voting booth. 

Ballotpedia’s Sample Ballot Lookup Tool (SBLT) and Candidate Connection Survey continue to serve as valuable resources for voters. We continue to collect endorsements and publish that information on Ballotpedia.org. 

Will you help strengthen, expand, and improve these tools by joining the Ballotpedia Society today?

Ballotpedia is collecting endorsements, surveys, and ratings for candidates across the nation that will integrate with the SBLT to provide Americans with information needed to better understand the positions of the candidates in all races. The SBLT also includes Candidate Connection Survey results. 

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