Clinton Wins Arizona; Sanders Takes 2 States

He wins by huge margins in Idaho, Utah
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2016 11:13 PM CDT
Updated Mar 23, 2016 1:20 AM CDT
Clinton Wins Big in Arizona
Hillary Clinton waves as she arrives at a campaign event at Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix on Monday.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hillary Clinton kept her delegate lead in the Democratic race more or less intact Tuesday night with a big win in Arizona despite losing heavily to Bernie Sanders in two other states. With most votes in Arizona counted, she has 58% to 40% for Bernie Sanders, reports the Washington Post, which notes that there were long lines, delays, and voting glitches in parts of the state. The state's 75 delegates are awarded proportionately. Sanders, meanwhile, cruised to victory in the Utah caucuses with almost 80% of the vote, which will give him most of the state's 33 delegates, reports the Hill. He won by a similar margin in the Idaho caucuses and is expected to take at least 17 of the state's 23 delegates.

"When we began this campaign, we were considered a fringe candidacy," Sanders told supporters in California before final results were in, per Politico. "Well, 10 months later we have now won 10 primaries and caucuses and unless I'm very mistaken, we’re gonna win a couple more tonight." (More Election 2016 stories.)

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