Bernie Sanders Wins the Wyoming Caucuses as He Prepares to Face-off Against Hillary Clinton in New York

Presidential Primary Results: Wyoming Democratic Caucuses
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04/09/2016 AT 05:00 PM EDT

Bernie Sanders is still working on closing the gap between him and Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race for the 2016 nomination.

On Saturday, the Associated Press named Sanders the winner of the Wyoming caucuses, although he only scored a total of seven delegated against the six that Clinton gained. The Vermont senator has won the past seven primary contests, including nabbing 48 delegates in Wisconsin. Clinton still maintains the lead with a total 1,773 pledged delegates and superdelegates while Sanders now has a total of 1,117. A total of 1,959 delegates remain up for grabs for the Democratic candidates.

While Wyoming is likely a welcome boost to the Sanders campaign, both politicians are focusing much of their efforts on the April 19 primary in New York, where a total 291 delegates are up for grabs. The strong blue state has important ties for both candidates – the Clintons have made New York their base after Bill Clinton left office and the former first lady served as a senator for the state from 2001 through 2009. Meanwhile, Sanders was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, before leaving to go to school in Chicago and later settle in Vermont.

After New York, the Democratic candidates will focus on the five contests taking place on April 26, which includes Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
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