Elections

Hillary Clinton Wins Texas Primary, Beats Bernie Sanders

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Andrew Follett Energy and Science Reporter

Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic primary in Texas, easily besting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Polling leading up to Super Tuesday showed the former secretary of state with a commanding lead in Texas, and her decisive victory leaves her with a majority share of Texas’ 222 delegates. Texas has the most Super Tuesday delegates of any state, for both Democrats and Republicans.

Clinton had been leading by 30.3 points in the Real Clear Politics polls average taken in late February. The most recent poll before the election showed Clinton up by 42 points.

In the Texas Democratic primary, a candidate must receive at least 15 percent of the vote for the delegates to be proportionally divided.

Texas is an open primary for both parties. This allows registered voters to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary.

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