Trump, Clinton eye 'Super Tuesday' boost as voting begins

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in North Charleston, South CarolinaAmericans began voting Tuesday in what is deemed the most pivotal day in the presidential nominating process, with frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hoping to wipe out their rivals. Voters in a dozen states will take part in “Super Tuesday” — a series of primaries and caucuses in states ranging from Alaska to Virginia, with Virginia the first to open its polling stations at 6:00 am (1100 GMT). If Democrat Clinton and Republican Trump — an outspoken billionaire political neophyte who has unexpectedly tapped into a vein of conservative rage at conventional politics — win big, it could spell doom for their challengers.

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