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Republicans are voting in four more states on Saturday — and Donald Trump is poised for another round of victories.

One caveat, though: GOP contests at this point in the race are still allocating delegates on a proportional basis, with the winner-take-all races not beginning until the big date of March 15. Thus, while The Donald is likely to emerge as the winner of these contests, he will likely not gain an outright majority of delegates against a field that is still working to take him down.

However, these victories could still net him some public momentum, and boost his campaign as he heads into those make-or-break contests in Marco Rubio home state of Florida, John Kasich’s home of Ohio, and others voting in two weeks.

The latest results are:

There has not been any polling of the fourth Saturday contest, the caucuses in Maine. However, Trump is benefitting here from the endorsement by Gov. Paul LePage, and he has already won victories in the three other New England states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont. He should be considered the favorite here, too.

Photo: Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as his supporters rip apart a sign being held up by protestors in front of the candidate that read “No Place for Hate in Maine” during a campaign rally in Portland, Maine, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Joel Page

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet

Medical experts have been fearing that a new COVID-19 variant would emerge that is even more infectious than the Delta variant, and a new mutation that has emerged in South Africa has some doctors expressing concerns. One of them is 80-year-old expert immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s top White House medical adviser. Fauci discussed this new South African variant, which is called B.1.1.529, during a Friday, November 26 appearance on CNN’s New Day.

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