Bernie San­ders Wins in Wash­ing­ton and Alaska

DE­SPITE WIN MR SAN­DERS FACES A STRUG­GLE TO OVER­HAUL MRS CLIN­TON’S OVER­ALL LEAD

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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

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