Super Tuesday in Massachusetts: Democratic preview

Polls remain open until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Polls are scheduled to open to voters around the state at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning for what’s known as Super Tuesday.

Springfield has significantly more registered Democrat voters than Republican voters: 50,897 versus 7,720. The amount of unenrolled voters in the city is almost five times the amount of registered Republican voters at 37,849 voters. Unenrolled voters haven’t registered as a Democrat or Republican and can choose any party’s ballot when they vote on Super Tuesday.

CANDIDATES

Registered Democrat voters and any unenrolled voters who choose the Democratic ballot will see four candidates on it even though two are still in the race: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The other candidates on the ballot are Martin O’Malley and Roque De La Fuente. The ballots include all candidates who have been in the presidential race and in O’Malley’s case, have since dropped out.

EXPECTATIONS

The race between Clinton and Sanders remains very tight. According to a UMass Amherst poll Clinton leads Sanders by one point in Massachusetts.

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