Five states voted on Tuesday and the general election is coming into focus.

Voters in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio flocked to the polls and delivered decisive victories to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Heading into the third Super Tuesday of the campaign, Donald Trump held a 100 delegate lead but faced questions about his ability to win primaries closed only to registered Republicans and contests held west of the Mississippi.

The Republican establishment’s plan was to engineer a victory for Marco Rubio and John Kasich in their home states of Florida and Ohio.

With 99 and 66 delegates at stake in each contest, the power brokers believed denying Trump the delegates would prevent him from reaching the 1,237 delegates necessary to clinch the nomination on the first ballot, throwing the nomination into an open convention.

In the first big contest of the night, Trump marched across Florida swamping Marco Rubio.

Trump crushed Rubio 46% to 27% in Rubio’s home state, winning all 99 delegates.

The establishment spent $35 million in negative ads against Trump in anticipation for the Tuesday primaries – including nearly $20 million in Florida – as a last ditch effort to defeat the Republican frontrunner.

Yet Trump proved unstoppable in Florida with his numbers never budging from the mid to high 40’s in the public polls.

While Kasich defeated Trump in Ohio winning 66 delegates, Trump squashed the establishment’s hopes with a resounding delegate sweep in Illinois and Missouri where delegates are given on a winner-takes-all basis, as well as winning North Carolina where delegates are awarded proportionally.

In Illinois, Trump held the lead in all public polls, winning 39% to 30% over Ted Cruz.

While only winning a plurality of the vote, Trump performed strongly across Illinois’ 18 Congressional districts and will pile up delegates once the results are tallied.

In Missouri, Cruz campaigned hard and the race was the tightest of the primary season with Trump winning by only 2,000 votes.

However, Trump seems to have won six of Missouri’s eight Congressional districts and may walk away with up to 40 delegates from the Show Me state.

By sweeping the Congressional district delegates in Illinois and Missouri, Trump more than made up for what he lost in Ohio and secured his position as the Republican frontrunner, holding a majority of the 1,237 delegates needed to guarantee the nomination on the first ballot.

On the Democrat side, Hillary Clinton ran the table and public polls showed close races in Illinois, Missouri and Ohio.

Hillary swallowed Sanders in Ohio, 56% to 42%.

Many pundits believed Sanders’ anti-trade message would earn him a stronger than expected showing in Ohio especially since his upset win in Michigan last week, but the Democrat establishment rallied around Clinton and she won Ohio by a landslide.

Illinois and Missouri were also close contests in the Democratic primary and Sanders had hoped he held a chance to win, but lost to Hillary.

She now possesses 1,561 delegates of the 2,382 necessary to win.

With super delegates (who are ultimately party “power brokers”) locked into super Hillary, the Democrat nomination is all but sealed with a kiss.

Hillary Clinton is almost certainly the Democrat nominee and Donald Trump – with his status as the Republican frontrunner strengthened – has a probable outcome to win the Republican nomination.