Super Tuesday: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton the winners on a crucial day – as it happened

With all but one state reporting, the leading candidates in the respective parties came out on top.

Here's what happened:

Winners:

  • Georgia: Hillary Clinton (Democrat); Donald Trump (Republican)
  • Vermont: Bernie Sanders (D); Trump (R)
  • Virginia: Clinton (D); Trump (R)
  • Alabama: Clinton (D); Trump (R)
  • Massachusetts: Clinton (D); Trump (R)
  • Oklahoma: Sanders (D); Ted Cruz (R)
  • Tennessee: Clinton (D); Trump (R)
  • Arkansas: Clinton (D); Trump (R)
  • Colorado: Sanders (D)
  • Minnesota: Sanders (D); Marco Rubio (R)
  • Texas: Clinton (D); Cruz (R)
  • Alaska: Republican winner not yet determined
  • American Samoa: Clinton (D)
 

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On Tuesday, the residents of 12 US states - Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma,Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia – along with American Samoa and Democratic voters living abroad, cast their vote in the primary election. Results for Wyoming's Republican caucuses will also be completed by the end of Super Tuesday, with counties having caucused in the weeks preceding the day itself.

A poll published on Monday morning put Mr Trump on 49 points nationally, ahead of all his rivals combined, the Democratic contest sits at 55-38 in favour of Ms Clinton.

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