Sanders Notches Another Win

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May 10, 2016

Bernie Sanders gained the most votes in the Democratic Party's primary election in West Virginia, adding to his delegate total and prompting him to continue with his campaign, vowing to take it all the way to the national convention.

Sanders currently trails Hillary Clinton in the delegate count, 1,716 to 1,430. The winner will be the first to get to 2,383.

Sanders did win 16 delegates as a reward for his garnering 51 percent of the West Virginia vote. The state, however, apportions its delegates based on percentage of the vote, so Clinton got 11 delegates for her 36 percent of the vote.

The Republican primary election in West Virginia also took place, with Donald Trump getting the lion's share of the vote and so all of the delegates. The same was true in Nebraska.

Trump is the last GOP candidate standing. His delegate total is 1,059. He needs 1,237 to win.

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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