AP PHOTOS: Voters head to polls in delegate-rich primaries

A voters walks to his polling place during the primary election on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Harmony Chapel in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

By The Associated Press

MT. GILEAD, Ohio (AP) — Voters in five states headed to polling places on a delegate-rich day of voting that could clarify the nomination fights in both parties.

Tuesday’s contests gave Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton the chance to put their parties’ nominations out of sight. While Florida and Ohio are the biggest prizes, Missouri, Illinois and North Carolina are awarding a cache of delegates.

If Trump sweeps Tuesday’s contests, he’ll cross a threshold with more than 50 percent of the delegates awarded so far.

Entering Tuesday, Clinton had 768 pledged delegates compared to 554 for Sanders, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. Overall, Clinton has 1,235 total delegates, more than half the total needed to clinch the nomination when the count includes superdelegates.

Here’s a collection of AP photos capturing the voting.

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