Washington, March 13: Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Saturday (March 12) got her 14th victory in the race for the Democratic Party's nomination for the November presidential election when she defeated Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the first-ever Northern Mariana Islands Democratic caucuses.
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Clinton got 102 votes (54 per cent) while Sanders, who got a big victory in Michigan on March 8, could garner 65 (34 per cent). Twenty-two votes were uncommitted. Voting was held in Tinian, Rota and Saipan islands.
This win gave Clinton four delegates while two went to Sanders. The former already had the support of an unpledged superdelegate frm the North Mariana Islands.
Hillary wins 4 delegates, Sanders 2
The former secretary of state picked up four additional delegates with her win, while Sanders earned two delegates. Clinton already had the support of an unpledged superdelegate from the Northern Marianas.
Sanders has won nine contests so far.
To get nomination, a Democratic candidate needs to have 2,383 delegates. Clinton has 770 delegates so far as against Sanders's 551.