Bernie Sanders Wins in Washington and Alaska
DESPITE WIN MR SANDERS FACES A STRUGGLE TO OVERHAUL MRS CLINTON’S OVERALL LEAD
Bernie Sanders has won two more US states in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, as he tries to close the gap on Hillary Clinton. Senator Sanders took the biggest prize of the day, Washington state, and Alaska. Hawaii also went to the polls. Mr Sanders was projected to have won 76 pe cent of the vote in Washington against 24 per cent for Mrs Clinton. And US TV networks gave him nearly 79 per cent of the vote in Alaska, against 21 per cent for Mrs Clinton. Results are yet to emerge from Hawaii. Washington was the most significant of the three states voting last Saturday, with 101 delegates up for grabs. There were 16 delegates on offer in Alaska and 25 in Hawaii.
In spite of his victories, Mr Sanders faces a struggle to overhaul Mrs Clinton’s overall lead. Going into Saturday’s votes, Mrs Clinton led Mr Sanders by 1223 delegates to 920. When superdelegates – party officials who can support either candidates – who have so far declared their allegiance are included, Mrs Clinton is ahead by 1692 to 949.
It takes 2383 delegates to win. Source: BBC