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Bernie Sanders Wins Alaska's Democratic Caucus

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 26/03/2016 Sam Levine

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won Alaska's Democratic caucus on Saturday, defeating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Alaska will send 20 delegates to the Democratic convention, 16 of whom will be chosen based on the results of Saturday's caucuses. (The remaining four are superdelegates who are not bound to any candidate.) Sanders' wife Jane traveled to Anchorage  on Thursday to campaign for her husband.

Sanders won the Democratic caucuses in Utah and Idaho on Tuesday. He entered the weekend poised to do well in Hawaii and Washington state, which also hold Democratic caucuses on Saturday. He also picked up a major West Coast union endorsement Thursday.

Despite those victories, Sanders still trails Clinton by almost 300 pledged delegates and faces an uphill battle to earning the Democratic nomination.

Sanders has said he will stay in the race until the Democratic convention in late July. As Politico reported earlier this week, Sanders' problem hasn't been winning, but winning in states with large amounts of delegates by relatively small margins, which has hurt him because Democrats award delegates proportionally.

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