Bernie Sanders has slowed Hillary Clinton’s march to the Democratic presidential nomination by defeating her in West Virginia. The win was a second consecutive victory for the Vermont senator, who remains well behind Mrs Clinton in the overall delegate count. “With this outcome, we now have won primaries and caucuses in 19 states,” Mr Sanders said in a statement. On the Republican side, presumptive nominee Donald Trump cruised to victories in both West Virginia and Nebraska - his first uncontested primaries since his last remaining rivals bowed out of the race.
We are in this campaign to win the Democratic nomination and we’re going to stay in the race until the last vote is cast.
Mr Sanders has no chance of overhauling his Democrat rival but has vowed to carry on campaigning. At a rally in Salem, Oregon, he told supporters the result from the “working people” of West Virginia showed that the US “needs an economy that works for all of us not just the (top) 1%”. Mrs Clinton had a difficult fight in the Mountain State, particularly after she was perceived as making comments against the coal industry, which is one of the state’s biggest employers. Meanwhile, Mr Trump was on course to break the record for the most votes won by any candidate in the history of Republican presidential nomination contests.
It is a great honor to have won both West Virginia and Nebraska, especially by such massive margins. … Hope to win both states in the general election
Republican side, presumptive nominee Donald Trump