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Sanders won West Virginia primary but still trails Clinton

2016 Elections

Sanders won West Virginia primary but still trails Clinton

Sanders still needs to win 66 percent of the remaining primary and caucus delegates if he hopes to close the deficit

Sanders won West Virginia primary but still trails Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bernie Sanders is trailing Hillary Clinton by 283 delegates.

He won West Virginia on Tuesday, but was only able to close the gap by seven delegates.

With 29 delegates at stake, Sanders won 18 to Clinton’s 11.

That means based on primaries and caucuses to date, Clinton now has 1,716 and Sanders has 1,433.

He still needs to win 66 percent of the remaining primary and caucus delegates if he hopes to close the deficit.
When including superdelegates, or party officials who can back any candidate, Clinton holds a much wider lead.
She has 2,240 to Sanders’ 1,473.

Just 143 delegates short, Clinton remains on track to reach the 2,383 needed to win the nomination by early next month.

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