Sanders Sweeps Three Western Primaries

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March 26, 2016

Bernie Sanders cut into Hillary Clinton's delegate while building up his own total, with a string of victories in primaries in the western part of the country. Sanders won in Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington.

Sanders won all three states in commanding fashion, garnering 82, 70, and 72 percent of the vote, respectively, in the states. All three states have propoportional delegate assignments, however, and so Sanders did not win all of the delegates on offer.

Sanders did win 55 delegates, boosting his total to 975. Clinton won 20 delegates, and her total is now at 1,243. The winner will be the first to get to 2,383.

The Republican primary election in those three states occurred previously.

A complete list of dates for caucuses and primaries is here.

It all leads up to the major party national conventions. The Republican Party convention will be July 18–21 in Cleveland. The Democratic Party convention will be the week of July 25th in Philadelphia.

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