The Ohio Primaries are today. Follow along with "The Post" for live results as they come in.

The Ohio primaries are tonight. For many of the candidates, tonight's results determine whether they're at the end of the road or the start of a comeback. For others, it's a necessary victory to continue their rhetoric of a winning candidate.

Some are calling it Mega Tuesday because of how important tonight is for the candidates. Ohio represents 143 of the 691 Democratic delegates, and 66 of the 358 Republican delegates up for grabs tonight.

Polls in Ohio close at 7:30 p.m., and The Post will be tracking the results once poll results start coming in. Follow below for live updates on both presidential races.

While you're waiting for the results, check out our "What you need to know" page for all of our preview coverage of the races.

Live Updates


9:44 p.m.

With 100 percent of Athens County precincts reporting, Grace claims the win in her home county. She held a 15 percent lead over Smith. Grace also claimed Meigs County with a 23 percent lead.

In Washington County, all but one precinct have reported results, showing Grace with a hefty 33 percent lead. Only half of the precincts in Vinton County are reporting, but Grace should feel safe with a 31 percent lead.

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Previous Updates

9:18 p.m.

Grace is leading overall in the race to represent Ohio’s 94th District. With about 22 percent of precincts reporting in Ohio, Grace has received about 60 percent of the vote. Smith currently has about 40 percent.

9:17 p.m.

The Associated Press is projecting former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland as the winner in the Ohio Senate Democratic primary. The AP also declared Kasich the official winner of Ohio’s Republican primary.

About 18 percent of Ohio precincts are reporting.

In Athens County, with 31 of 56 precincts reporting, Sanders holds a 25 percent lead. Kasich regained the lead in Athens County, with an 8 percent difference separating him and Trump.

With 31 precincts reporting in Athens County, Grace retains her lead. She currently holds about 600 more votes than Smith, about 13 percent more.

9:13 p.m.

The Associated Press is projecting former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland as the winner in the Ohio Senate Democratic primary. The AP also declared Kasich the official winner of Ohio’s Republican primary.

About 18 percent of Ohio precincts are reporting.

In Athens County, with 31 of 56 precincts reporting, Sanders holds a 25 percent lead. Kasich regained the lead in Athens County, with an 8 percent difference separating him and Trump.

With 31 precincts reporting in Athens County, Grace retains her lead. She currently holds about 600 more votes than Smith, about 13 percent more.

8:56 p.m.

With only about 7.4 percent of precincts across the state reporting, CNN is projecting Kasich will win Ohio, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s website. He currently holds about a 9 percent lead over Trump.

The Associated Press called the Democratic race in the state, declaring Clinton the winner. Clinton holds a 32 percent lead in Ohio.

8:48 p.m.

In the Democratic race to represent 94th District in the Ohio House, unofficial results — with 23 percent of precincts reporting — show local business owner Sarah Grace with a slim lead over opponent  Eddie Smith, president of Ohio University's Graduate Student Senate. Grace is ahead by fewer than 300 votes.

8:41 p.m.

Trump is slowling tailing Kasich, moving from a 12 percent difference to a 10 percent difference in Ohio. Out of the candidates who have suspended their campaigns, Rubio leads the group by about 4 percent more than the last drop out candidate, Ben Carson. 

Clinton maintains a hefty lead in the Buckeye State. Bernie leads Athens County 60 percent to 35 percent. Those numbers are reversed in the statewide race.

8:29 p.m.

Kasich still is leading the GOP primary in Ohio by about 12 percent. Meanwhile in Athens County, he’s still down by five votes with one precinct reporting. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who just announced that he was suspending his campaign for president after losing Florida, has collected 54 votes so far in Athens County.

8:16 p.m.

As of right now, Athens County is the only county in the state in which Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is in the lead, polling 12 percent more than Clinton.

Though Athens County is not always associated with the conservative movement, Trump has a narrow lead over Kasich, about half of a percent. Only one precinct is reporting in Athens County.

8:09 p.m.

CNN and The Washington Post have called the Florida race for Trump. Regardless, he’s still running at a steady second to Kasich in Kasich’s home state of Ohio by about 12 percent.

In Ohio, Rocky De La Fuente (D) is coming in with 1.05 percent of the vote, scoring a little less than 2,000 votes.

7:55 p.m.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich narrowly is leading Ohio with less than one percent of precincts in the state reporting, including precincts in Hocking and Mahoning counties.

On the other end of the aisle, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is leading the Democratic race by about 40 percent.

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