Clinton makes gains on Sanders

Posted at 5:08 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 23:55:15-05
Hillary Clinton distanced herself from challenger Bernie Sanders with Super Tuesday wins in seven states. 
Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders scored a late victory in Minnesota, adding to earlier wins in Vermont, Oklahoma and Colorado.  
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The former Secretary of State also took American Samoa. 

Clinton marked several Super Tuesday victories with a rally in Miami.
She declared "What a Super Tuesday!" and said that her campaign would continue "to break barriers" across the nation.
Clinton's victories continue her momentum after wins in Nevada and South Carolina and she increased her delegate leader over her rival, Bernie Sanders.
In a swipe against Republican front-runner Donald Trump, Clinton said the goal was not to "make America great again" but to "make America whole again."

Super Tuesday marked the busiest day of the 2016 primaries, with the biggest single-day delegate haul up for grabs. With elections being held in every region of the country, the contests were putting a spotlight on candidates' strengths and weaknesses with a broad swath of American voters.

Clinton led in both Virginia and Georgia among both men and women, as well as black voters. Sanders continued to show strength with young voters, carrying the majority of those under the age of 30, according to early exit polls conducted by Edison Research for The Associated Press and television networks.

Democrats were voting in 11 states and American Samoa on Tuesday, with 865 delegates up for grabs. Republicans were voting in 11 states, with 595 delegates at stake.