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Bernie Sanders wins Wyoming contest

BBC News BBC News 9/04/2016
A combination photo shows Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton (R) at their respective Super Tuesday primaries rally: Bernie Sanders took Kansas and Nebraska - but Hillary Clinton won big in Louisiana © Reuters Bernie Sanders took Kansas and Nebraska - but Hillary Clinton won big in Louisiana

Bernie Sanders has won the latest stage in the battle for the Democratic nomination in the US presidential poll by securing victory in Wyoming.

Hillary Clinton speaks in Rochester, New York, 8 April: Mrs Clinton remains favourite to win the Democratic nomination © AP Mrs Clinton remains favourite to win the Democratic nomination

The state's 14 delegates will be awarded proportionally. Mr Sanders has won seven of the latest eight states.

Ted Cruz campaigns in New York, 7 April: Ted Cruz has been campaigning in New York © AP Ted Cruz has been campaigning in New York

However rival Hillary Clinton maintains a clear lead in the overall race. Both are concentrating their efforts on the key New York primary later this month.

Donald Trump speaks in New York, 6 April: Donald Trump has also been campaigning in New York, his home city © Reuters Donald Trump has also been campaigning in New York, his home city

In the Republican race, Ted Cruz hopes to pick up more delegates in Colorado.

In state assemblies which culminated on Friday, Mr Cruz won 21 delegates to just two for Donald Trump, who still has a comfortable lead in the overall nomination race for the Republicans.

On Saturday, a further 13 delegates are at stake at the Colorado Republican Convention.

Mr Cruz has 520 Republican delegates to 743 for Mr Trump. Mr Cruz is hoping to win at least enough votes to block an outright win for Mr Trump and force a decision at the party's convention in July.

The next big prize for both parties is the New York primaries on 19 April: 291 delegates are at stake for the Democrats and 95 for Republicans.

Despite Saturday's win in the Wyoming caucuses, Mr Sanders still has only 1,061 delegates to 1,749 for Mrs Clinton, when the latter's 469 superdelegates are added to the tally. To win, a candidate needs 2,383.

The presidential election itself, on 8 November, will see America vote for a successor to Barack Obama, a Democratic president standing down after two terms in office which have seen the Republicans take control of both houses of Congress.

Next contests

19 April: New York primary

26 April: Primaries in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Rhode Island

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