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General News    H3'ed 3/22/16

Sanders wins Democratics Abroad vote in Israel and worldwide

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Bernie Sanders overwhelmingly won Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary, according to a press release by the organization of registered Democrats living outside of the US. Sanders received 69% of the vote, as opposed to Hillary Clinton’s 31%. In Israel, Sanders won with 249 votes, while Clinton received 160. Sanders called the win “pretty good” on Monday, according to a Politico report. emocrats Abroad will be sending nine delegates to the Democratic National Convention to vote for Sanders and four for Clinton, as well as four unpledged delegate votes, made up of eight super-delegates, three of whom are committed to Clinton and one to Sanders. As of Monday, Clinton had 1,630 delegates (including 467 supers) and Sanders had 870 (including 26 supers).
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