Joe Biden gets a boost on Super Tuesday 2

Joe Biden is another step closer to taking on Donald Trump after getting a boost in the Republican primaries.

Six states took to the polls today in what was dubbed Super Tuesday two, but Bernie Sanders is now falling behind in the democratic race.

Biden took out Mississippi, Missouri and the top prize Michigan. It was a devastating defeat for Sanders, who won the state's primary in 2016.  

The results for North Dakota, Idaho and Washington state are still coming in.

Joe Biden said: "Many pundits declared this candidacy was dead, now we're very much alive."

But there was no celebrating as both Biden and Sanders cancelled their rallies in Ohio because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Polling stations have been stocking up on disinfectant wipes and hand sanitiser.

Earlier Sanders made a final push at two Michigan polling stations but Biden had the support heading into voting day.

After taking Michigan, Biden thanked Sanders and his supporters for their energy and passion.

"We share a common goal and together we'll defeat Donald Trump, we'll defeat him together."

Sanders' only hope for a comeback rests on Sunday's debate but until then, Biden is surging towards victory.