8pm ET: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee
8:30 pm ET: Arkansas
9 pm ET: Kansas (Dems only), Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico (Dems only), New York
10 pm ET: Idaho (Dems only), Montana (GOP only), North Dakota, Utah
11 pm ET: California
1:30 am ET: Alaska
It's not the Super Bowl of politics, but it could be the playoffs. In any event, tonight's television broadcasts of results from the parties' presidential-nominating contests mark the closest thing to a national primary day in history.
Never have so many states -- 24 of them -- held primaries and caucuses on a single day, including California, the biggest convention-delegate trophy by far. There is suspense: By night's end, a clear Democratic favorite could emerge in the nip-and-tuck battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and John McCain could be the apparent Republican nominee.
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