Hillary Clinton sprints to Super Tuesday delegate lead

Published: Wednesday 2nd March 2016 by The News Editor

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Hillary Clinton sprinted to an early delegate lead on Super Tuesday, with victories in Georgia and Virginia giving her an early advantage over Bernie Sanders, who won big in his home state of Vermont.

Meanwhile b illionaire tycoon Donald Trump has won the Republican primary in Georgia, US networks report.

According to an exit poll conducted by Edison Research for the Associated Press and Television Networks, Mrs Clinton led in both Virginia and Georgia among both men and women.

Mr Sanders led among voters aged under 30 and Mrs Clinton held a commanding lead among those aged 45 and over.

In Vermont, Mr Sanders was supported by overwhelming majorities of both men and women, and huge majorities of voters across all age groups.

Half of Vermont Democrats said they want the next president’s policies to be more liberal than those of Barack Obama.

At stake in the three states are 213 delegates.

Mrs Clinton is assured of at least 108, while Mr Sanders will receive at least 57, and 48 remain to be allocated in the three states.

In all, 865 delegates are up for grabs in 11 states and American Samoa on Super Tuesday.

Going into Super Tuesday, Mrs Clinton held a 26-delegate advantage based on wins from primaries and caucuses.

Published: Wednesday 2nd March 2016 by The News Editor

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