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Clinton Cruises, Sanders Wilts In Arizona Primary

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton took another big step towards securing her party’s nomination by blasting Sen. Bernie Sanders in Arizona’s primary Tuesday night.

Early results in Arizona showed Clinton getting about 60 percent of the state’s vote, far ahead of Sanders, who had just over 37 percent.

Arizona’s contest was yet another illustration of the problems Sanders has encountered in trying to win states where a large percentage of Democrats are non-white. Arizona has a high Hispanic population, and Hispanic Democrats appear to have strongly favored Clinton, as they have in other contests.

Like all Democratic contests in the 2016 primary, Arizona will award its 75 delegates proportionally, so it won’t produce a massive swing in Clinton’s favor. But by winning another large state, Clinton is expanding her lead and steadily cutting down on Sanders’s opportunities to close the gap between the two candidates.

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