Elections

Sanders Wins Wyoming Democratic Caucus

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming Democratic caucus Saturday, his seventh win in the past eight contests.

With 96 percent of the vote reported, Sanders leads with 56 percent of the vote, while Hillary Clinton trails with 44 percent. Wyoming has 14 delegates up for grabs. Due to state delegate allocation rules despite Sanders’ win the two candidates both end up split with seven delegates.

A win here was expected for Sanders — he dominates caucuses with white majority-populated states.

The Sanders campaign is already using the win to spark up support for a key victory in New York.

“This momentum is just what we need in order to win New York’s crucial primary in 10 days. But we also must know that the billionaire class is more scared than ever,” the Sanders campaign said in a statement.

The Vermont senator is currently attempting to mount a comeback against Clinton and recent national polls show him leading. The Clinton campaign is confident that its lead is insurmountable and states such as New York and Pennsylvania will serve as firewalls.