Fox News projects Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will easily win the delegate-rich Georgia primaries – while Bernie Sanders, as expected, is projected to win his home state of Vermont.
Clinton is also projected to win Virginia in the Democratic Super Tuesday race. The GOP side is too close to call, with Trump and Marco Rubio battling for first place, comfortably ahead of Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Ben Carson.
Polls have closed in those three states, while Super Tuesday voting is under way elsewhere.
But the biggest electoral prize of this hour is Georgia. On the GOP side, Rubio and Cruz are battling for second place, while Trump is projected to win by a comfortable margin.
It’s also too early to call the Republican race in Vermont, where Kasich, who campaigned heavily there, is surprisingly competitive with Trump.
Collectively, the Super Tuesday contests mark the biggest day of primary season voting to date.
Early Republican race exit polls are reflecting deep voter discontent across the country, with many saying they’re looking to an outsider to be the next president – though some are still uncomfortable with the idea of an outsider like Trump claiming the Republican nomination.
Meanwhile, late-deciders in several states appeared to be breaking for Rubio, including in Virginia and Oklahoma. But Cruz was getting the lion’s share of support from voters looking for someone “very conservative.”
With polls starting to close, primary front-runners Clinton and Trump are aiming to rack up a daunting delegate lead and pull far away from their rivals in the nomination race.
The stakes are high.
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