Super Tuesday

(AP) — Georgia and Alabama are among the dozen states and one territory casting votes for presidential nominees on Tuesday. The contests on Super Tuesday represent the biggest single-day delegate haul in the entire nomination process.

Some states have contests for only one party. 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. Georgia holds its primary for both parties.

Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump all plan stops in Alabama and Georgia before Tuesday’s election.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says the state’s move to an early primary date is giving his state more clout.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill is projecting a voter turnout of 38 to 40 percent. Merrill said that would be an impressively strong showing for a primary election. Turnout was 42 percent in 2008 when voters helped propel Barack Obama to the White House.

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