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The North Dakota Democratic caucus took place on June 7, 2016. According to Associate Press (AP), Bernie Sanders was declared the projected winner. This marks the first win for Sanders in a series of primaries and caucuses that were scheduled to take place. The garnered 64 percent of the votes. “The New York Times” indicated this was with 79 percent of the caucus sites reporting.
Hillary Clinton was declared the projected winner of New Jersey about an hour earlier. While the New Jersey win for Clinton gave her enough pledged delegates to become the presumptive Democratic nominee, the magic number was reached using the superdelegate count. Sanders has stated he will not stop campaigning until the last voter’s ballot has been submitted.
Results from California, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, and New Mexico have yet to announced. The polls in Montana and South Dakota have already closed. However, the AP reported it was too soon to declare a winner. California polling sites will likely be reporting after 8:00 p.m. PDT.
After winning North Dakota, Sanders has 1,568 of the 2,283 needed to secure the nomination. Clinton now holds 1,870. These number so not reflect the superdelegates that may be an obstacle for Sanders to win the nomination at the Democratic Convention in July.
Guardian Liberty Voice will provide updates for the primaries and caucuses as they become available.
Written by Cathy Milne
Election Central 2016: Primary Delegate Count
The New York Times: June 7 Primary Results
NBC News: Superdelegates Don’t Determine the Democratic Nominee
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