Candidates campaign for votes in Super Tuesday 2016

It’s the busiest day of the 2016 primary campaign, with a quarter of Americans having their say. Democrats will vote in 11 states and American Samoa on Super Tuesday, with 865 delegates up for grabs. It will take 1,237 delegates to secure the nomination at the party’s national convention in July. Republicans will vote in 11 states, with 595 delegates at stake — nearly half the 1,237 delegates needed to gain the nomination at the party’s convention, also in July. States holding voting contests in both parties Tuesday are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. Republicans vote in Alaska and Democrats in Colorado.

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Tess, a Basset Hound and Collie mix, looks up at voters as her owner Lindsay Greco, right, casts her ballot in the Georgia primary election at a polling site in a firehouse Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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US Democrats living in Germany cast their ballots at a polling station in a restaurant in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The United States have their presidential primary elections on so-called Super Tuesday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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In this Feb. 24, 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, is introduced by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at a rally in Houston. Cruz needs a big win in his home state on Super Tuesday and is leaning on his former mentor to lock in voters. Abbott on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, will join Cruz for rallies across the state. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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A brochure is placed in the door of a Sanders supporter reminding them to vote ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries early Tuesday morning, March 1, 2016 in Austin, Texas. The local Sanders campaign mobilized over 40 volunteers in a grassroots effort to canvas Austin neighborhoods before dawn. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)
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A US Democrat living in Germany casts his ballot at a polling station in a restaurant in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The United States have their presidential primary elections on the so-called Super Tuesday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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Voters wait in line to cast their Super Tuesday ballots at a polling station located at the University Co-op in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Voters from Vermont to Colorado, Alaska to American Samoa and a host of states in between were heading to polling places and caucus sites on the busiest day of the 2016 primaries. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)
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Douglas Barker, a Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer, prepares to briefly rest on the floor of the Sanders campaign headquarters in Austin, Texas before continuing to work throughout Super Tuesday, on Tuesday morning, March 1, 2016. The local Sanders campaign mobilized over 40 volunteers in a grassroots effort to canvas Austin neighborhoods before dawn. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)
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Dr. Bonnie Maniaci walks with her service dog Finn to wait in line to vote at Montvale Elementary School in Maryville, Tenn., Tuesday, March 1, 2016, during voting on Super Tuesday. (Tom Sherlin/The Daily Times via AP)
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Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at a polling station located in a Fiesta Mart supermarket in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Voters from Vermont to Colorado, Alaska to American Samoa and a host of states in between were heading to polling places and caucus sites on the busiest day of the 2016 primaries. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves as he leaves a news conference after voting in the Vermont primary at the Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center in Burlington, Vermont, Tuesday, March 1, 2016, on Super Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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A backpack is covered with various buttons in favor of Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. during a campaign rally for the candidate in Minneapolis, Minn., Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, the day before Super Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Voters wait in line to vote at Montvale Elementary School Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in Maryville, Tenn., during Super Tuesday. Election sites all had long lines during the day Tuesday. (Tom Sherlin/The Daily Times via AP)
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally to promote early voting ahead of Super Tuesday at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 in Pine Bluff, Ark. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)
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Emma Belalcazar, 3, holds a cut out of Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. while he speaks during a campaign rally in Minneapolis, Minn., Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, the day before Super Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Brittany Fee protest outside the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Donald Trump is campaigning in Texas ahead of the Super Tuesday elections next week. (Lawrence Jenkins/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
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Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump shows news photographers a poster to make a point about his support after a rally at the Fort Worth Convention Center in downtown Fort Worth, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Trump is campaigning in Texas ahead of the Super Tuesday elections next week. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a photo with a supporter at a rally to promote early voting ahead of Super Tuesday at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Pine Bluff, Ark. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)