Sanders wins Democratic caucuses in Maine
Washington — Bernie Sanders won the Democratic presidential caucuses in Maine, beating rival Hillary Clinton for his eighth win in the nomination process.
Prior to the contest in Maine, Clinton had at least 1,123 delegates to Sanders’ 484, including superdelegates — members of Congress, governors and party officials who can support the candidate of their choice.
It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination.
Also Sunday, Marco Rubio will collect all 23 of Puerto Rico’s delegates after posting a huge win in the U.S. territory.
Rubio says his landslide win in Puerto Rico’s primary is proof that he can expand his party in a general election. He said in an interview Sunday that he “campaigned in Puerto Rico as a conservative” and still garnered more than 70 percent of the vote in an “open primary.”
In the overall race for delegates, Trump has 384 and Cruz has 300. Rubio has 151 delegates and Kasich has 37.
It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president.