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Super Tuesday fight for the White House commences

IT'S MAKE or break for the US candidate hopefuls in the 'Super Tuesday' primaries. 

12 US states will cast votes for their preferred candidate for each party, either the Republican, Democratic or both. 

Following previous votes, Donald Trump leads the way for the Republicans while Hilary Clinton is in front for the Democratic Party. 

Fellow republican candidate Ted Cruz will be banking on winning in his home state of Texas whilst Trump will be expecting to win in Massachusetts, his home state, which if lost, would see his confident lead slip. 

Whilst in the Democrat camp, Clinton will be looking to develop her lead after her weekend victory in South Carolina, where African Americans turned out in force to support her. So far her campaign has been anything but smooth with a huge defeat in New Hampshire, to rival Bernie Sanders. 

Mr Trump has a resounding lead in 11 states if opinion polls are to be believed. The states are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Alaska and Minnesota.

So far Trump has divided opinion in the Republican camp after initial wins in three out of four voting states. Although Nebraska Senator, Ben Sasse, recently said that he would not back Mr Trump as President. 

Mr Trump has famously made some very controversial statements on how he would run the country, including the deportation of illegal immigrants and the building of a wall along the US- Mexico border. 

Ben Sasse went on the say, he was "frustrated and saddened" and if Mr Trump won the Republican nomination he would look for another option. 

Barack Obamas successor, the new President of the United States, will be elected into office on November 8.

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