Published On: Wed, May 11th, 2016

Trump wins Nebraska, West Virginia while Sanders beats Clinton again

Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in West Virginia Tuesday night, prolonging the Clinton bid to win the Democratic presidential nomination alive for now. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, captured two more states, with wins in West Virginia and Nebraska.

“We won a big, big victory,” Sanders said at a rally in Salem, Oregon. “The people of West Virginia … said we need an economy that can help more than just the one percent.”

Trump did not hold a victory rally but said in a statement: “It is a great honor to have won both West Virginia and Nebraska, especially by such massive margins. … Hope to win both states in the general election.”

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Sanders won handily in nearly every demographic, according to exit polls. He fared strongly among the many voters concerned with the economy and won big margins in coal industry households.

Clinton has tried to clean up her comments from a CNN town hall in March that she wanted to “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business,” but the damage had already set in.
Trump campaigned in West Virginia, donning a hard hat and pretending to shovel coal at a rally last week while vowing to help the struggling fossil fuel industry and its legions of out-of-work miners. “I’m going to put miners back to work,” he told the crowd. Clinton “said I’m going to put mines out of business. That’s a tough one to explain.”
Nearly 40% of Democratic voters said they want the next president to be “less liberal” than Obama. Of those voters, 62% went with Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist.
Nebraska technically held a Democratic primary, which Clinton won 53-to-46 percent, but Sanders won Nebraska back in March in a caucus. He was awarded 15 pledged delegates. Clinton won 10 pledged delegates and the support of three superdelegates.
Clinton has the lead in the delegate race — 2,239 compared to 1,469 for Sanders, with just nine more contests remaining. It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination.
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