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Clinton Wins as Sanders Concedes Missouri Primary

Sanders avoids recount 'to save the taxpayers of Missouri some money'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 17, 2016 5:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he will not seek a recount of results in Missouri's Democratic primary, conceding defeat to Hillary Clinton. Sanders tells the AP it's unlikely the results will affect the awarding of delegates in the state and he would "prefer to save the taxpayers of Missouri some money." Clinton has a narrow lead of 1,531 votes, but under state law Sanders could have sought a recount because the margin was less than half of 1%. Clinton will get an extra two delegates from Missouri for winning the statewide vote. Clinton won all five of Tuesday's primary contests, including Florida, Ohio, Illinois, and North Carolina. The Republican race in Missouri remains too close to call between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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