Alabama Super Tuesday campaigning drew all the leading candidates except Bernie Sanders

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama voters begin heading to the polls this morning to name their picks for president as part of the southern-flavored Super Tuesday primary contests.

Polling places are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Alabama is one of 12 states holding primary contests in the biggest single-day delegate haul of the nomination contests.

Republican candidates – including Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio – campaigned through the deeply red state over the weekend. Hillary Clinton also stopped in Alabama as she looks to extend her dominance with African-American voters ahead of the Democratic primary.

Primary voters will also cast ballots in congressional races and races for state school board, Public Service Commission president and in local races.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill is projecting 38 to 40 percent of registered voters to cast ballots Tuesday. He says that’s a strong showing for a primary election.

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