BBC: Clinton and Trump tighten election grip

11:48, 02 March 2016

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have each won the most states on the biggest day of the race for the U.S. presidential nominations, the BBC reported.


The count is still on but Mr. Trump has so far won seven states, compared with only two taken by his closest rival, Ted Cruz, and one by Marco Rubio, according to the BBC.

Speaking in his home state of Texas, Mr. Cruz urged other Republicans to quit the race and join him against Mr. Trump.

Democrat Bernie Sanders had wins in four states.

Super Tuesday saw 11 states voting, from Massachusetts in the east to Alaska in the north-west. A 12th state, Colorado, held a caucus – won by Mr. Sanders – but does not actually select its delegates until April.

Mrs. Clinton, a former secretary of state, and Mr. Trump, a property tycoon, entered Super Tuesday as favorites to win the vast majority of states for their respective parties.

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