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Clinton Wins Puerto Rico Primary
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Clinton Wins Puerto Rico Primary

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has won the primary in the US territory of Puerto Rico. Projections give her more than 60% of the vote, compared with just over 35% for her rival, Bernie Sanders. Clinton is now less than 30 delegates short of the 2,383 needed to win the nomination, according to an AP count. On Sunday, Clinton and Sanders both campaigned in California, ahead of Tuesday’s primary. Clinton and Sanders are in a dead heat in California, but delegates in the state are awarded on a proportional basis, BBC reported. Five other states also hold Democratic primaries on Tuesday, including New Jersey. In all, 694 delegates are up for grabs. Even if Clinton loses in California, she may still secure her party’s nomination and take on the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump. Although they take part in the primary process, residents of Puerto Rico and other US territories are not entitled to vote in the presidential election.

 

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