Bernie Sanders Wins West Virginia Democrat Primary

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the West Virginia Democrat primary Tuesday as Hillary Clinton continues to struggle to gain the white rural Democratic vote.

The senator was expected to win in West Virginia as he led Clinton by 4 points in the latest poll. This is Sanders’ 20th win. (RELATED:Laid Off Coal Worker Confronts Hillary Over Her Promise To Eradicate Industry)

West Virginia has 29 pledged delegates up for grabs. Additionally the Mountain State has 7 superdelegates, six of whom support Clinton.

Hillary leads the Democratic race with 1,705 pledged delegates, Sanders has 1,414 pledged delegates. She also holds the lead when it comes to superdelegates – 523 to 39. The support of 2,383 delegates is necessary to win the nomination.

The Vermont senator is now seeking to convince superdelegates he’s the better nominee to face Trump in the fall.