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On Saturday, Republicans and Democrats will vote for their chosen nominee in caucuses and primaries across five states: Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, and Nebraska.

The state of the primary race in both parties has firmed up since Super Tuesday's slate of nominating contests.

GOP front-runner Donald Trump now leads the pack, nearly a hundred delegates ahead of his closest competitor, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. The billionaire won seven of the Super Tuesday states, while Cruz racked up three victories in Alaska, Oklahoma, and Texas. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, in third place, eked out just one win in Minnesota.

On Thursday, the Republican candidates faced off for their first debate since Super Tuesday in Detroit, attacking one another on several domestic policy issues like immigration and guest worker visas -- along with other, more personal topics.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also came out of Tuesday with a large advantage, honing her general election pitch at a triumphant rally in Miami, Florida. Including superdelegates, rival Bernie Sanders now trails Clinton by over 600 delegates.

While none of Saturday's contests are key to securing party nominations, a substantial number of delegates are still up for grabs. Here are more details on the contests by state:


In Kansas, Democrats will vote at 47 caucus sites corresponding to their State Senate districts. Republicans, meanwhile, have caucus locations in each county.

Democratic caucus sites open for registration from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. CT/ 2 p.m. -4 p.m. ET. Voting begins, and 33 delegates will be allocated.

Republican caucus sites, which will use secret ballots, open at 10 a.m. local time. Voting remains open until 2 p.m. local time. Kansas voters will cast their ballots to allocate 40 delegates to candidates.


Only Republicans will caucus Saturday in Kentucky, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m CT / 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Kentucky voters must have registered as Republicans by December 31, 2015 to caucus. They will vote by secret ballot to award 46 delegates to candidates.


Forty-six delegates are up for grabs in Louisiana's Republican primary, allocated proportionally with a 20 percent threshold to receive any delegates.

The Democratic candidates will be vying for 59 delegates from the state.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.


The state has 23 delegates for which Republicans will be competing on Saturday. The caucuses will begin voting at 9 a.m. ET until 7 p.m. ET in sites across the state.


The Democratic caucuses will be held across 149 sites in the state. Though start times vary by county, they will generally take place between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. local time. Twenty-five delegates will be awarded.

What: Nominating contests across five states

Where: At polling and caucus locations in the following states:

  • Kansas (caucuses)
  • Kentucky (Republican caucuses only)
  • Louisiana primaries
  • Maine (Republican caucuses only)
  • Nebraska (Democratic caucuses only)

When: Times vary

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