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What you need to know as voters in Ohio, Florida and three other states hit the polls




Ohio voters go to the polls for the Ohio primary March 15, 2016 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ohio voters go to the polls for the Ohio primary March 15, 2016 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Super Tuesday 3, as some call it, is underway and voters in several key states will cast their ballots for the 2016 presidential nominees.

Florida and Ohio are the two biggest prizes of the day. Both are key swing states that could not only be indicators of voters’ moods for the fall campaign, but also spell the end for some or the beginning for others. More Donald Trump victories could spell the end for the rest of the GOP field, but he’s going to have to win two states that two of his rivals call home (Rubio in Florida and Kasich in Ohio).

Rubio and Kasich failing to win their respective home states would almost certainly mean the end of their campaigns. For the Democrats, Bernie Sanders looks to build on his surprise win in Michigan, a victory he secured by attacking the U.S.’s international trade agreements, in another Midwest state where manufacturing industry jobs are disappearing.

Hillary Clinton held the lead in Ohio coming into today, but we learned from Sanders’ win in Michigan that polls aren’t always right.

Guest:

Dave Weigel, national political reporter at The Washington Post; he’s on the ground in Ohio today; he tweets from @daveweigel