Trump, the 69-year-old real estate tycoon, won two key states of Mississippi and Michigan in the second Super Tuesday showdown.

Celebrating his two victories, Trump criticised the establishment Republicans who have led recent attacks on him, including heavy negative advertising.

In Mississippi, he received the support of nearly 50 percent of the Republican voters. He was followed a distant second by Senator Ted Cruz with 35.2 percent of the votes counted.

In Michigan, Trump received 37.2 percent of the Republican votes. To the surprise of many Cruz was pushed to the third spot by the Ohio Governor John Kasich in the state who received 25.5 percent of the votes. Cruz gained the support of 23.7 percent of the votes.

Cruz won a Republican-only race in Idaho and Hawaii results are expected later in the day.

Clinton had an impressive win in the US State of Mississippi, as a result of which she was able to have more delegates in her kitty as against Sanders.

She won Mississippi by 88 percent to 10 percent, bolstered by her overwhelming support among African American voters.

However, her defeat in Michigan, which includes the auto Capital of Detroit, and its neighbourhood, at the hands of 74-year-old Sanders albeit by a narrow margin is an indication of the challenges she might face in the rest of her presidential campaign.

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