Voters from Vermont to Colorado, Alaska to American Samoa, and a host of states in between are heading to the polls and caucus sites Tuesday.
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton hope things break their way in the delegate-rich Super Tuesday, the busiest day of the 2016 primaries. Both are leading in their respective races and are ahead in the polls.
On Monday, Trump’s rivals were attacking him on the campaign trail for refusing to condemn an endorsement from a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke.
Republican candidate Marco Rubio says besides being just plain wrong, Duke’s endorsement makes Trump unelectable.
Ted Cruz says Duke has been making robocalls urging people, “Don’t vote for the Cubans in the race,” referring to Cruz and Rubio.
Clinton is hoping to build on her weekend victory in South Carolina, following her defeat to self-styled democratic socialist Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire.
Republicans will vote in 11 states, with 595 delegates at stake.
Democrats will vote in 11 states and American Samoa, with 865 delegates up for grabs. For the Democrats, Texas will be the state to watch.
The presidential election to replace Barack Obama will take place on November 8th.