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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Voter Turnout Breaks Records For GOP, Underwhelms For Dems

An official polling location sign stands outside a voting center on Super Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. Americans began voting in the crucial Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses in what is deemed the most critical day in the presidential nominating process. (Laura Buckman/AFP/Getty Images)

An official polling location sign stands outside a voting center on Super Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Dallas, Texas.
Americans began voting in the crucial Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses in what is deemed the most critical day in the presidential nominating process. (Laura Buckman/AFP/Getty Images)

Presidential candidates competed for delegates in 13 states, including Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas, in last night’s “Super Tuesday” primaries and caucuses. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR’s Domenico Montanaro about the results and record turnout for the Republicans.

Montanaro reports that Republican turnout shattered records in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia. On the Democratic side, every state was off from 2008 turnout highs, including Vermont, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ home state.

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