Trump, Clinton reign super supreme on Super Tuesday

Trump and Clinton are the biggest winners on the most important day in the race for their parties' 2016 presidential nomination.

    2016/03/02

NSFW    WASHINGTON — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have each won the most states during their parties' Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses.

After both claimed victory in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Virginia, the presidential front-runners are now more likely than ever to face-off for the White House in November.

In the Republican primaries, Trump also racked up wins in Arkansas, Massachusetts and Vermont. Senator Ted Cruz saw wins in his home state of Texas and Oklahoma, while Florida Senator Marco Rubio took Minnesota. (After this animation was produced, Cruz was declared the winner in Alaska.)

On the Democrat's side, former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton also took Alaska, Arkansas, Vermont, Massachusetts. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was victorious in Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Vermont.

Super Tuesday is a crucial part of the presidential nomination race as a large chunk of both parties delegates — nearly a quarter of Republicans' and a fifth of Democrats' — are up for grabs.

Bookies are now placing Clinton and Trump as the favorites to go head-to-head in the Nov. 8 election to succeed President Barack Obama.
Donald Trump speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting during a press conference in Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday night while former rival candidate Chris Christie stands behind him. Christie, who endorsed Trump last week, was mocked on social media for his thousand-yard stare during Trump's speech. REUTERS
Donald Trump speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting during a press conference in Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday night while former rival candidate Chris Christie stands behind him. Christie, who endorsed Trump last week, was mocked on social media for his thousand-yard stare during Trump's speech. REUTERS
Hillary Clinton speaks about the results of the Super Tuesday primaries at a campaign rally in Miami on Tuesday night. REUTERS
Hillary Clinton speaks about the results of the Super Tuesday primaries at a campaign rally in Miami on Tuesday night. REUTERS
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