Voting on “Super Tuesday,” which will happen across five states in the U.S. today could signal the end for two GOP candidates.
Voting will take place in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio on Tuesday. There are 367 delegates at stake for the Republican candidates, which would significantly bolster any campaign, but the major races in Ohio and Florida are symbolic for Marco Rubio and John Kasich.
Rubio is fighting for the 99 available delegates to Republicans in his home state of Florida, and Kasich is fighting for the 66 available delegates in his home state of Ohio.
A new poll released Monday shows GOP front-runner Donald Trump leading Rubio by nearly double in Florida, while Trump is neck and neck with Kasich in Ohio.
The returns, which are expected to pour in starting around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, could deliver a knockout for Rubio, who has 163 delegates of the necessary 1,237 to win the nomination. The symbolism of losing his home state to Trump could also signal an end to his campaign. Kasich has only 63 delegates thus far, while Ted Cruz has 370 delegates as of now and Trump has 460 delegates total.