Clinton, Sanders and Trump Score Early Wins on Super Tuesday

Mar 1, 2016 7:31 PM by NBC News

As polls begin to close in Super Tuesday states, NBC News projects Hillary Clinton will roll to victories in Virginia and Georgia, while Bernie Sanders has taken his home state of Vermont. On the Republican side, Donald Trump will win Georgia.

The Vermont Republican primary is too early to call, while the GOP primary in Virginia is too close to call according to early exit polls, with Trump and Marco Rubio both vying for the top spot.

Voters in twelve states are going to the polls Tuesday, with 595 delegates at stake for Republicans and 1,032 delegates up for grabs for Democrats -- the biggest single-day haul of the primary calendar.

Clinton and Trump are hoping to add to already comfortable leads in their respective party's nominating contests. Though both Sanders and the rest of the GOP field have sought to downplay expectations and pick up delegates even if they fail to capture a victory state-wide.

Of particular importance to Ted Cruz is his home state of Texas. A loss to Trump in the Lone Star State would be particularly crippling to the senator's 2016 hopes.

Rubio of Florida and Ohio Gov. John Kasich have sought to shift the focus to March 15, when each of their home states vote. Each have vowed to remain in the race until then


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