Winning the race to the White House seems closer for Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump, after sweeping three states that drove his rival Marco Rubio out of the race.
His wins in Florida, Illinois and North Carolina brought him closer to the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination while his loss in the crucial state of Ohio brought more chaos for a party deeply fractured by his candidacy.
On the other hand, Democrat, Clinton clinched by inches the states of Florida, Illinois, Ohio and North Carolina which cast doubts on Senator Sanders’s ability to overtake her for the Democratic Party’s nomination.
Trump’s incendiary rhetoric has cast a bad light on the core Republican sentiment and many party leaders believe his policy positions are out of line and abhorrent.
The former reality TV show host has vowed to deport 11 million illegal immigrants, temporarily ban Muslims from the United States, build a wall along the border with Mexico and impose protectionist trade policies.
Experts have argued that, Republicans can either throw their weight behind a candidate who rejects their policy goals or go on trying to stop him in the hope that he falls short of the majority required.
The consequence being, Trump will be ousted enabling them to put forward another candidate at the July convention in Cleveland to formally pick their candidate for the November 8 election.
The bid to stop Trump has come too late as the field now has dwindled to only three with Trump, 69, in command ahead of Cruz, 45, and Kasich, 63.