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Bernie Sanders wins Democratic caucuses in Alaska and Washington

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic presidential caucuses in Alaska in Washington on Saturday, two of the three caucuses for the Democrats on Saturday.

In total, Hillary Clinton and Sanders are vying for 142 delegates in Saturday's contests in Washington state, Alaska and Hawaii. But the outcome for close to half of the delegates won't be known right away.

Only 34 of Washington's 101 delegates can be awarded Saturday or Sunday. The remaining 67 will be awarded in the coming weeks, when the state party releases vote shares by congressional district.

Going into Saturday's three Democratic election contests, Clinton was leading Sanders, 1,223 to 920, in delegates won in primaries and caucuses, according to AP's count.

When the party officials known as superdelegates are added to the mix, her lead over Sanders is 1,691 to 949. It takes 2,383 delegates overall to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination.

That means Sanders must win 58 percent of the remaining delegates from primaries and caucuses to have a majority of those delegates by the end of June.

The hurdle is higher when superdelegates are considered. Then he must win 67.5 percent of the remaining delegates from primaries and caucuses as well as uncommitted superdelegates to secure the nomination.

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