Candidates bidding for their party’s ticket in the November United States Presidential election face their biggest test yet in the so-called Super Tuesday primaries. At least 12 states cast votes for nominees from both the Republican and Democratic parties in a contest seen as make-or-break for the hopefuls, the BBC reports.
Contests stretch from Massachusetts in the east to Alaska in the North-West. After earlier votes in four states, Donald Trump leads the Republican field and Hillary Clinton the Democrats. Senator Ted Cruz cannot afford to lose to Mr. Trump in Texas, his home state, while a reverse for Mr. Trump in Massachusetts, with its moderate voters, could break the property tycoon’s nationwide momentum.