Super Tuesday on the ground in Texas
In contests of sheer size, Texas has been known to be competitive. A fight to influence presidential nominees is no exception. Early voting concluded on Friday with 1.1 million Texans showing up to the polls, and on Super Tuesday, turnout expectations are sky-high, especially for Republicans. Why? Native son Ted Cruz. The Houston senator is determined to win his home state and collect as many of its 155 Republican delegates as he can. Front-runner Donald Trump seems poised to sweep the other 11 states, but a victory in Texas, both real and symbolic, might just be enough to sustain Cruz for the uphill battle ahead.
On the Democratic side, the stakes are also high. Hillary Clinton leads Sen. Bernie Sanders in Texas, one of the biggest Super Tuesday states, by 30 points. If this margin holds, Clinton won’t just win. She’ll scoop up a delegate haul larger than the next two states combined.
Click through to see what Super Tuesday looks like on the ground in Texas.