US voters head out on Super Tuesday

Virginia residents waiting in line in the pre-dawn hours to vote in the Virginia primary at a historic property called the Hunter House at Nottoway Park in Vienna, Virginia, yesterday. Voters were heading to the polls in 12 states and one United Stat
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Virginia residents waiting in line in the pre-dawn hours to vote in the Virginia primary at a historic property called the Hunter House at Nottoway Park in Vienna, Virginia, yesterday.

Voters were heading to the polls in 12 states and one United States territory on so-called Super Tuesday, the biggest prize yet of the US primary election season to determine the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates.

Mr Donald Trump was expected to cement his position as the Republican party's likely presidential nominee, with a lead in most opinion polls over the four other contenders, while Mrs Hillary Clinton was hoping for big wins to put some distance between herself and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2016, with the headline 'US voters head out on Super Tuesday'. Print Edition | Subscribe