Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have scored sweeping victories in the “Super Tuesday” US presidential primaries.
Eleven states including Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia went to the polls today for Super Tuesday, the largest event in the primary calendar.
Early results lean towards Ms Clinton leading Democrats in the majority of states, while Mr Trump continues to dominate the Republican party.
Local candidate Ted Cruz has picked up the win in Texas, while Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has claimed victory in his home state of Vermont.
Early Democratic exit polls indicated the majority of voters trusted Ms Clinton over Mr Sanders more when it came to race relations, and a majority of primary voters want to see a continuation of current President Barack Obama’s policies; Republican exit polls, meanwhile, showed that Mr Cruz had the majority of the evangelical vote in Oklahoma and that nearly half of Arkansas voters were considered “very conservative”. – Ben Rochlin
Top picture of Donald Trump from Gage Skidmore’s Flickr photostream.