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Bernie Sanders issued a victory statement Tuesday night while at  a rally in Salem, Ore. (berniesanders.com photo)

Bernie Sanders issued a victory statement Tuesday night while at a rally in Salem, Ore. (berniesanders.com photo)

West Virginia — After being projected the winner by Associated Press here Tuesday night Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders thanked the people of West Virginia for the “tremendous victory they gave us today in a state that provided a landslide vote for Hillary Clinton in 2008.”
In his victory statement Sanders said that this working class state with many of its people hurting like most Americans know it is too late for establishment politics and establishment economics. They want real change.
Sanders, who was speaking during a rally in Salem, Oregon, tonight said that he is the strongest candidate to take on Donald Trump in November. Sanders said, “All of the evidence indicates that I am that candidate.”
Sanders — who drew more than 21,000 fans to a rally in Sacramento, Calif., Monday — wants to compare his record to Clinton’s on creating jobs, raising the minimum wage, war and peace, need for health care for all, breaking up big banks, combating climate change and other critical issues. Sanders said that Hillary has agreed to a California debate and he is waiting for a place and time.
Sanders was declared the winner in West Virginia at 8:32 p. m. with 27 per cent of the vote reported with 49.9 per cent of the vote or 44,811 votes to Clinton’s 39.6 per cent of the vote or 35,651 votes . Sanders was leading by 10.2 points when declared the winner.
With 78 per cent of the vote reporting Sanders pulled ahead by 15.1 points to lead Clinton 51.3 per cent or 102,398 votes to Clinton’s 36.2 per cent or 72,348. At that point Sanders was allocated 16 delegates, and Clinton got 11.
Trump won the GOP Primary with 60 per cent of the vote reporting at 76.0 per cent or 93,771 votes. His non existent opponents, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, both have withdrawn. However, Cruz pulled 9.4 per cent, 11,522 votes, and Kasich pulled 7.2 per cent or 8,918 votes.
Update: With 100 percent reporting, Sanders has 51.4 percent, 123,860, and Clinton has 35.8 percent, 86,354votes — a 15.6 point difference. Sanders was allocated 18 delegates Clinton got 11.
With 97 percent reporting, Trump has 76.9 percent, 151,307 votes, Cruz has 9.0 percent, and Kasich has 6.8 percent.
In Nebraska Tuesday, with 89 percent reporting, Trump received 61.4 percent, 112,673 votes, Cruz received 18.5 percent, 33,995 votes, and Kasich received 11.4 percent, 20,930 votes. Trump receives all 36 delegates.
On March 5 Sanders had won the Nebraska primary with 57.1 percent, 19,120 votes, and Clinton received 42.9 percent, 14,310 votes. Sanders was allocated 18 delegates, and Clinton got 11.
On May 17 Kentucky has a Democratic primary, and Oregon has a primary for both parties. Both elections are “closed.”
Washington state has a Republican primary May 24.
Then on June 7 are contests in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota.
The season closes with a Democratic primary in Washington, D.C., June 14.
The Republican convention begins July 18 in Cleveland. The Democratic convention begins July 25 in Philadelphia.
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