Saturday 1 October 2016

Bernie Sanders claims win in Wyoming but Hillary Clinton retains overall lead

Published 09/04/2016 | 22:16

Bernie Sanders has now won 16 states to Hillary Clinton's 18 (AP)
Bernie Sanders has now won 16 states to Hillary Clinton's 18 (AP)
Hillary Clinton remains in control of the race despite her defeat in Wyoming

Bernie Sanders's win in Wyoming is not yielding much in delegates.

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With just 14 delegates, Wyoming has the fewest pledged delegates to offer among the 50 states.

Mr Sanders prevailed in caucus voting Saturday, and has now won 16 states to Hillary Clinton's 18.

He picked up at least seven delegates to Democrat rival Mrs Clinton's six. One delegate remains to be allocated, pending the final vote tally.

That means little change to the overall delegate count, in which Mrs Clinton leads by a large margin.

To date, Mrs Clinton has 1,286 delegates based on primaries and caucuses to Mr Sanders' 1,037.

When including superdelegates, or party officials who can back any candidate, Mrs Clinton has amassed even more delegates, 1,755 compared to 1,068 for Mr Sanders.

Mr Sanders still needs to win 68% of the remaining delegates and uncommitted superdelegates if he hopes to take the Democratic nomination. It takes 2,383 to win.

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