Clinton and Trump storm ahead in the Super Tuesday battle

By Emily Chettle Wednesday, 02 March 2016 10:39 0
Trump and Clinton are front runners following Super Tuesday. Trump and Clinton are front runners following Super Tuesday. © DonketHotey / Flickr

THE BIGGEST day in the race for the presidential nominations saw delegates from 11 states nominate the candidate they wish to have represent them as their presidential nominee.   

From Massachusetts in the east to Alaska in the north-west, Tuesday March 1, saw the biggest contest for the candidates.  A 12th state, Colorado, won by Mr Sanders, held a caucus but does not actually select its delegate until April.

No party candidate has yet won enough delegates to secure the overall party nomination but Trump and Clinton are both looking strong in the stalls. Trump has won seven states, while his rivals Ted Cruz has won two and Marco Rubio, only one.  

Super Tuesday assigns nearly a quarter of Republican delegates, and about a fifth of Democratic delegates, who will go on to elect their respective presidential candidates at party conventions in July. 

Hilary Clinton has already secured three wins in the first four states that have already voted, and has been hugely supported by black voters. 

Bernie Sanders is still nipping at the heels of Clinton with the recent victory in New Hampshire. He describes himself as a democratic socialist. 

Former secretary of state and first lady, Mrs Clinton and billionaire tycoon Mr Trump, started Super Tuesday as favourites to win the vast majority of states for their respective parties and this proved an accurate prediction. 

Mrs Clinton already seems to be looking towards a potential presidential race against Trump, when she said: "The stakes in this election have never been higher and the rhetoric we're hearing on the other side has never been lower."

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