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Polls open in Wisconsin for presidential primary


Voters are lining up across Wisconsin to cast their ballots in the state's presidential primary.

The stakes are high in Tuesday's contest as candidates from both parties fight to win enough delegates to become their party nominees. Early polling signaled a tight race for both parties, with Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Bernie Sanders are angling for victories.

Paul Lorentz, a 42-year-old project manager for Affiliated Engineers, was in line at 6:30 a.m. in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, to cast a vote for Republican John Kasich. Lorentz says he typically votes Democratic in the general election and Republican in Wisconsin's open primary, in order to sway that side to a better candidate.

Carrie-Ann Todd, a 39-year-old mother saddled with student debt, is voting for Bernie Sanders due to his efforts to address the cost of college.

"I'm paying more on my student loans than I am on my cars," Todd said.

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