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Massachusetts Republicans To Elect Delegates At 9 Caucuses

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Republicans are planning to pack nine caucus sites across Massachusetts to select delegates to the Republican National Convention.

Typically the election of delegates is of little interest to anyone other than party loyalists.

But the possibility that Republican front-runner Donald Trump will fail to win the nomination on a first ballot has the two remaining GOP presidential hopefuls — Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — scrambling to line up delegates who would support them on a second vote.

Republicans on Saturday will elect 27 of the state's 42 GOP delegates, three each in caucuses held in the state's nine congressional districts.

The Trump and Kasich campaigns have released lists of preferred delegates who they believe will remain loyal in the event of a second ballot.

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