MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Voting is underway in five states across the country that could help determine who’s in the running for the White House.READ MORE: Man Crossing Tracks Killed By Brightline Train In Hollywood
The outcome of the primary contests could put Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump closer to victory.
As ballots are being counted on Tuesday, Clinton will be in Florida for a primary event in Palm Beach starting at 8 p.m.
Before making her way to the Sunshine State, Clinton made a quick last minute stop in North Carolina.
“I’m proud of the campaign that he and I have run, because we’ve actually focused on the issues. That’s what it’s been about, not insults,” Clinton told the North Carolina crowd. “And we share a lot of the same goals, but we have different solutions about how to fix the problems facing us.”
Clinton sounded very confident at the morning rally.
“I think the numbers are adding up in our favor,” said Clinton.
Clinton also took a jab at Trump saying his bullying campaign style is disturbing to the majority of Americans.READ MORE: Miami's Overheated Home Prices Continue While Experts Say Red Hot Housing Market Starting To Losing Steam
Trump is also in Florida for Tuesday’s primary. He will be holding a press conference in the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach Tuesday evening.
Clinton supporters will relish a big Florida win, but campaign operatives, donors and advisors will carefully watch the Midwest where Sen. Bernie Sanders is campaigning nonstop in Illinois and Ohio – hoping to upset the front-runner.
Sanders typically does well with independents which benefits him in states with “open primaries” where you don’t have to be a registered Democrat to vote and three of the five states fall into that category on Tuesday. Florida is not one of them.
“How are you feeling about tonight?” a reporter asked Sanders.
“I’ll Tell you in a few hours!” he joked.
“What if you win Midwest, but Clinton has more delegates?” the reporter followed up with.
“I think that if there’s a large voter turnout, we’re gonna do just great here in Illinois, in Missouri, Ohio and hopefully Florida and North Carolina.
The Clinton campaign team will be analyzing any surge Sanders might make in Florida with women, Hispanic and black voters.
Though the Vermont senator faces an uphill battle in the delegate-rich states of Florida and North Carolina — where Clinton holds a sizable lead.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Site Finder
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