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Mar 6, 2012 7:00 PM by Herbie Smith

Super Tuesday Impacts Louisiana Voters

Although Louisiana isn't taking part in Super Tuesday, political analyst Pearson Cross says the outcome of Super Tuesday could greatly influence the way Louisiana residents vote for their preferred republican presidential candidate on March 24th.

Presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich are fighting for as many delegates as possible from ten different states.
"It is a make or brake moment for candidates. I wouldn't be surprised if one or more candidates drop out after Super Tuesday," Cross said.


Super Tuesday counts for about a third of the delegates necessary to get the Republican nomination for president. Cross says on Super Tuesday about 419 delegates are up for grabs.

"It depends on how well they do to determine what candidates we get to vote for. If someone really bails out by the time March 24th rolls around you wont get a chance to vote for the candidate for your choice. Romney bailed out after Super Tuesday last season after he saw he wasn't going to make it all the way to the conventions. He folded his tents and went home."

Depending on the results, some candidates may not stay in the race. Cross says it's always good to do research on each candidate before casting your vote.

On March 24th, Democrats and Republicans are the only two parties allowed to vote. Republicans will vote for their presidential nominee and Democrats will vote for any local offices. Early voting will be held March 10th through 17th.

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