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Sanders beats Hillary Clinton in West Virginia

Sanders beats Hillary Clinton in West Virginia

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Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders secured another win in the West Virginia primary.

The Vermont senator still trails Hillary Clinton but he pointed to the polls as evidence that he remained the best Democratic candidate to beat Donald Trump.

“Our message to the democratic delegates who will be assembling in Philadelphia is while we may have many disagreements with secretary Clinton, there is one area we agree, we must defeat Donald Trump” Sanders told his teeming supporters after his win.

Our message to the democratic delegates who will be assembling in Philadelphia is while we may have many disagreements with secretary Clinton, there is one area we agree, we must defeat Donald Trump.

Donald Trump also won the West Virginia primary as well as that of Nebraska on the Republican side.

His last remaining rivals in the Republican race, Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out last week but remained on the ballot.

Trump may be popular with voters but he’s still struggling to get the full backing of the Republican party.

Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan has said he will not endorse Trump because he lacks conservative principles – although he appeared ready to try and bridge tensions.

“It’s going to take more than a week to repair and unify this party and so I think what we want to do is sit down together and talk about how we can unify the Republican Party” he added.

The next primaries for this month will be in Oregon, Kentucky and Washington where polls show Sanders is likely to perform well.