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SUPER TUESDAY PREVIEW: Trump, Sanders leading in Oklahoma

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Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump lead in the Democratic and Republican primary polls in Oklahoma, respectively.
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Tomorrow, Oklahoma will be one of 13 states and one American territory that will be participating in Super Tuesday, the biggest and busiest day of the 2016 primary season. Oklahoma joines Wyoming, Alaska, Tennessee, Colorado, Massachusetts, Alabama, Texas, Virginia, American Samoa, Vermont, Arkansas, Minnesota and Georgia.

Here in Oklahoma, polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1st. For those wishing to vote, you must have a proof of identity on hand to place your ballot.

Note that while Independents can vote in the Democratic primary for Democratic candidates, Independents cannot vote in the Republican primary.

Among the acceptable forms of ID one can show to poll workers includes a valid Oklahoma driver’s license or ID card. Military-issued ID or American passport. Or a photo ID from a federally-recognized tribe.

ON THE BALLOT IN OKLAHOMA

On the ballot for Democrats are: Hillary Clinton, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, Keith Judd, Star Locke, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders and Michael Steinberg.

Of those candidates, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has dropped out of contention.

On the ballot for Republicans are: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump.

Of those candidates, Bush, Christie, Fiorina, Graham, Huckabee, Paul and Santorum have all dropped out of the race.

POLLS

A new Monmouth University poll shows that in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders – who held a large rally in Oklahoma City on Sunday – has an edge over Hillary Clinton, 48 to 43 percent.

In the Republican primary, the poll shows that Donald Trump leads with 35 percent, with only 23 percent for Ted Cruz, 22 percent for Marco Rubio, eight percent for John Kasich and seven percent for Ben Carson.

Marco Rubio will hold a rally tonight at Putnam City North High School at 6 pm.

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