West Vir­ginia pri­maries: San­ders de­feats Clin­ton

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Charleston: Bernie San­ders de­feated Hil­lary Clin­ton in West Vir­ginia’s Demo­cratic pri­mary Tues­day.

While Ms Clin­ton’s loss will prob­a­bly mat­ter lit­tle to her pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nat­ing bat­tle with San­ders, it is a pow­er­ful re­minder of her chal­lenges in a gen­eral elec­tion matchup with Mr Trump, the pre­sump­tive Repub­li­can nom­i­nee. West Vir­ginia has a large num­ber of work­ing-class white vot­ers, the de­mo­graphic Mr Trump is hop­ing will carry him to vic­tory in Rust Belt states like Michi­gan, Penn­syl­va­nia and Ohio in Novem­ber. Ms Clin­ton’s per­for­mance in West Vir­ginia — a state she won by a wide mar­gin in the 2008 pri­maries — could point to prob­lems with a crit­i­cal vot­ing bloc that sup­ported her hus­band dur­ing the more eco­nom­i­cally pros­per­ous 1990s. USA To­day

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