Hillary Clinton Defeats Bernie Sanders In Alabama Primary

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Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Hillary Clinton defeated rival Bernie Sanders in Alabama’s Democratic primary on Tuesday.

The Democratic race was called by the networks just after the polls closed at 8 p.m. EST.

Clinton won 309,680 votes, or 77.83 percent. Sanders won 76,376 votes, or 19.2 percent. Clinton leaves Alabama with 37 of its delegates, compared to Sanders’ 4 delegates.

According to the Associated Press, Clinton now has a total 1,001 delegates to Sanders’ 371. It takes 2,383 delegates to win.

Clinton, hoping black voters would give her the edge over Sanders in the state, campaigned Saturday at historically black college in Alabama. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, also campaigned in Montgomery last week.

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