Democratic Sanders wins in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii



    Democratic Sanders wins in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii

    March 27, Washington: Democratic Bernie Sanders has won three more US states in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, as he tries to close the gap on Hillary Clinton.

    Senator Sanders won elections in Washington state, Alaska and Hawaii. Hawaii also went to the polls.

    Sanders was projected to have won 76 percent of the vote in Washington against 24 percent for Clinton.

    And US TV networks gave him nearly 79 percent of the vote in Alaska, against 21 percent for Clinton.

    Results are yet to emerge from Hawaii.

    Washington was the most significant of the three states voting on Saturday, with 101 delegates up for grabs. There were 16 delegates on offer in Alaska and 25 in Hawaii, reports said.

    In spite of his victories, Sanders faces a struggle to overhaul Clinton's overall lead. Going into Saturday's votes, Clinton led Sanders by 1,223 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 1,692 to 949, BBC reported.

    It takes 2,383 delegates to win.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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