Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have tightened their grip to become the presidential nominees in the upcoming US election after Winning the most states on Super Tuesday.

Former secretary of state Clinton won Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Arkansas, Texas and Massachusetts, with her competition, self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders picking up four states.

Billionaire property tycoon and former reality TV star Donald Trump won Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Virginia, Arkansas and Vermont, with Ted Cruz winning three states, and establishment candidate Marco Rubio winning one.

In her victory speech from Miami, with the Florida primary taking place in two weeks, Clinton started to shift her campaign to target Trump.

She said:

“The stakes in this election have never been higher and the rhetoric we’re hearing on the other side has never been lower.”

Trump also shifted his rhetoric onto Clinton, saying:

“Once we get all this finished, I’m going after one person – Hillary Clinton.”

America will go to the polls on 8 November to decide on a successor to Democratic President Barrack Obama.

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