/Super Tuesday 2016: The Florida Primaries

Super Tuesday 2016: The Florida Primaries

Election season is in full swing in the sunshine state today as presidential hopefuls await the results of the primary election.

Former US Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady Hilary Clinton will face off with US Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont) for the democratic front-runner slot. American businessman Donald Trump will compete against senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Ohio governor John Kasich for the leader of the Republican Party.

For those who are unaware of what Super Tuesday is, it occurs during select Tuesday’s in February and March around the United States ¬†where select states vote for who it would like to be the party candidate for the presidential election. Candidates and political analysts use this election to project the leaders of the parties in November. For candidates who perform poorly in the polls, they generally drop out of the race soon after.

On this Super Tuesday (March 15), the following states were selected: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio.

Florida and Ohio are key states in this primary, and candidates have been touring the battlefield to win over voters for today and possibly November. Polls close across all selected states at 8 PM local time.

For full coverage, check out CNN below:

Super Tuesday 3: What to watch

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