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WASHINGTON (AP) — White House hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are widening the gap between themselves and their rivals, with the Democratic front-runner so far taking six of 11 states up for grabs in Super Tuesday primary contests, and the Republican picking up at least five.

Trump has won in Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Massachusetts while Clinton has won in Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas. She's also won in American Samoa.

Democrat Bernie Sanders, who went into Super Tuesday acknowledging he would have trouble carrying most states, has picked up wins in Oklahoma and Vermont, his home state. The latest projections also have him victorious in Colorado.

Republican Ted Cruz has claimed two victories -- in Oklahoma and his home of Texas.

Republicans Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ben Carson are empty handed, with several states left to report results.

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