US election 2016: Clinton and Trump surge ahead after Super TuesdayComments
Super Tuesday has become winners’ Wednesday for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Both have taken huge steps towards securing their parties’ nominations for November’s US presidential election; and both have turned their rhetoric on the other as it looks increasingly like they’ll go toe-to-toe in the battle for the White House.
In the crucial Super Tuesday primaries the Republican frontrunner won seven states.
But the former TV reality star was denied an eighth as Alaska – the last state to be declared – went to Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Afterwards, Trump insisted he was the only candidate who could put an internal to the Republican’s internal bickering and described himself as a “unifier”.
Hillary Clinton won eight states – ahead of her rival Bernie Sanders who won four.
The former first lady now has 1,005 delegates compared to Sanders’ 373. The winner needs 2,383 to secure the Democratic nomination
Trump wins 7 states: – Alabama – Arkansas – Georgia – Massachusetts – Tennessee – Vermont – Virginia
Cruz wins 3 states: – Oklahoma – Texas – Alaska
Rubio wins 1 state: – Minnesota
Clinton wins 8 states: – Virginia – Massachusets – Alabama – Arkansas – Georgia – Tennessee – Texas – South Pacific territory of American Samoa
Sanders wins 4 states: – Oklahoma – Vermont – Colorado – Minnesota