WASHINGTON (AP) – Bernie Sanders has added another state to his tally against Hillary Clinton with a win in West Virginia, but it’s a victory that will do little to slow his rival’s steady march toward the Democratic presidential nomination.
Clinton entered the night fewer than 200 delegates shy of the 2,383 she needs to secure the nomination. To win it, she needs just 17 percent of the delegates at stake in the remaining contests.
That means she could lose all the states left to vote by a landslide and still emerge as the nominee, so long as all of her supporters among the party insiders known as superdelegates continue to back her.
Clinton has already largely shifted her focus to the general election and the presumptive GOP nominee, Donald Trump.