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A voter takes part in the Democratic primary in Purcellville, Virginia. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Voters in 14 states and one territory cast their ballots on Super Tuesday, tweeting and blogging along the way.

Why it matters: The huge delegate hauls of California and Texas this year make the day about as close as the U.S. gets to a national presidential primary.

The big picture: Analysts are watching tonight to see if Joe Biden can turn a South Carolina landslide — and the subsequent unification of moderate Democrats — into a campaign that can beat Bernie Sanders.

As Dave Wasserman, editor of the Cook Political Report, tweeted today, that's hard to guess:

Reporters have fanned out across the country to describe the mood of voters casting their ballots and the challenges election workers face as voters exercise the most basic democratic right.

Bernie and Jane Sanders vote in Burlington, Vermont. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Elizabeth Warren votes in Cambridge, Massachusetts Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images
Daisy, a golden retriever, stands next to a sign near a polling station in San Diego, California Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images
A voter on the way to a polling station in Houston, Texas, walks past a mass of political signs. Photo: Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images
Supporters of various Democratic campaigns stand outside an international polling place in London. Photo: Peter Summers/Getty Images
A voter fills out her ballot in a polling station at the San Francisco Columbarium & Funeral Home. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Voters line up to cast their ballots in Houston, Texas. Photo: Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images
Voters line up in Houston, Texas on March 3. Photo: Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images
Voters in San Anselmo, California, on March 3. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

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Biden's Day 1 challenges: The immigration reset

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

President-elect Biden has an aggressive Day One immigration agenda that relies heavily on executive actions to undo President Trump's crackdown.

Why it matters: It's not that easy. Trump issued more than 400 executive actions on immigration. Advocates are fired up. The Supreme Court could threaten the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and experts warn there could be another surge at the border.

Broncos and 49ers the latest NFL teams impacted by coronavirus crisis

From left, Denver Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Jeff Driskel during an August training session at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood, Colorado. Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the NFL season into chaos, with all Denver Broncos quarterbacks sidelined, the San Francisco 49ers left without a home or practice ground and much of the Baltimore Ravens team unavailable, per AP.

Driving the news: The Broncos confirmed in a statement Saturday night that quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were identified as "high-risk COVID-19 close contacts" and will follow the NFL's mandatory five-day quarantine, making them ineligible for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

Updated 13 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: WHO: AstraZeneca vaccine must be evaluated on "more than a press release."
  2. Politics: McConnell temporarily halts in-person lunches for GOP caucus.
  3. Economy: Safety nets to disappear in DecemberAmazon hires 1,400 workers a day throughout pandemic.
  4. Education: U.S. public school enrollment drops as pandemic persists.
  5. Cities: Surge in cases forces San Francisco to impose curfew — Los Angeles County issues stay-at-home order, limits gatherings.
  6. Sports: NFL bans in-person team activities Monday, Tuesday due to COVID-19 surge — NBA announces new coronavirus protocols.
  7. World: London police arrest more than 150 during anti-lockdown protests — Thailand, Philippines sign deal with AstraZeneca for vaccine.