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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Bernie Sanders adds Hawaii win to success in Alaska, Washington

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders completed a sweep of Western states Saturday after picking up nearly 70 percent of voters in Hawaii’s caucuses, the Associated Press reported.

The Vermont senator captured 23,530 of the 33,716 votes cast Saturday in Hawaii. Hillary Clinton ended with 10,125 votes. Sanders is projected to win 17 of Hawaii’s 25 delegates.

Sanders’ victory in Hawaii follows strong showings in Alaska and Washington, including Spokane County. In total, Sanders earned 55 delegates Saturday to Clinton’s 20, the AP reported.

The AP reported Clinton maintained her lead on Sanders for the Democratic nomination, with 1,243 pledged delegates to Sanders’ 975. Factoring in superdelegates, who may support whichever candidate they wish, Clinton’s lead swells to 1,712 delegates to Sanders’ 1,004.

The next major contest in the race for the presidency is the April 5 primaries in Wisconsin. Republicans will be voting to divvy up 42 delegates, while Democrats will vie for the state’s 96 delegates.