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USA: Sanders remains defiant as Clinton moves closer to Democratic nomination02:49

USA: Sanders remains defiant as Clinton moves closer to Democratic nomination

United States, Huntington
April 27, 2016 at 03:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally in Huntington, West Virginia, on Tuesday, as voters in five states took part in the latest round of Democratic primaries.

During his address, Sanders said: "What is also extremely important if the Democratic Party is to look at which candidate is the candidate to defeat Donald Trump or any other Republican. What we are seeing on national polls which have us 15, 20 points ahead of Donald Trump, far more than Secretary Clinton. Almost every national poll and every state poll has us defeating Trump in that margin for us is significantly larger than that of Secretary Clinton."

"And the reason that we are doing so much better against Republican candidates is that not only are we winning the overwhelming majority of Democratic votes but we are winning independent votes and some Republican votes as well. And that is a point that I hope the delegates to the Democratic Convention fully understand," he added.

In Tuesday's primaries Sanders won just one state, picking up 24 delegates in Rhode Island. Meanwhile his rival Hillary Clinton won the Delaware primary and, at the time of writing, was the projected winner in Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

USA: Sanders remains defiant as Clinton moves closer to Democratic nomination02:49
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally in Huntington, West Virginia, on Tuesday, as voters in five states took part in the latest round of Democratic primaries.

During his address, Sanders said: "What is also extremely important if the Democratic Party is to look at which candidate is the candidate to defeat Donald Trump or any other Republican. What we are seeing on national polls which have us 15, 20 points ahead of Donald Trump, far more than Secretary Clinton. Almost every national poll and every state poll has us defeating Trump in that margin for us is significantly larger than that of Secretary Clinton."

"And the reason that we are doing so much better against Republican candidates is that not only are we winning the overwhelming majority of Democratic votes but we are winning independent votes and some Republican votes as well. And that is a point that I hope the delegates to the Democratic Convention fully understand," he added.

In Tuesday's primaries Sanders won just one state, picking up 24 delegates in Rhode Island. Meanwhile his rival Hillary Clinton won the Delaware primary and, at the time of writing, was the projected winner in Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

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