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Bernie Sanders Concedes Missouri to Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton narrowly edged out a win over Bernie Sander in the Missouri Democratic primary by only 1,531 votes. 

With a gap that narrow, many were expecting Sanders to call a recount because the margin of difference was less than 1 percent. Sanders declined, with a spokesperson saying that he wants “to save the taxpayers of Missouri some money,” according to CNN. Clinton’s win of 49.6 percent of the vote to Sander’s 49.4 percent gave her a sweep of Tuesday’s five Democratic primaries, adding to wins in Florida, Ohio, Illinois and North Carolina.

Clinton and Sanders will split Missouri with 34 delegates each. However, due to Clinton’s statewide win, she will receive an extra two delegates. “Whether we win by 200 votes or lose by 500, it’s not going to impact the delegate selection. It’s going to be evenly divided,” Sanders told the Associated Press.

Delegate counts aren’t finalized until the convention in July, but as of now, Clinton has 1,119 pledged delegates, while Sanders has 856. Clinton’s superdelegate count of 467 far outweighs Sander’s count of 26. However, superdelegates can change who they support at any time. Other important states remain up for grabs this coming Tuesday as Arizona, Idah  and Utah all come out to the polls. Wins in states like New York and California could be huge for either candidate. Although Clinton is the front-runner, Sanders remains optimistic. His spokesman saying that he will fight until the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, according to CNN. 

Kayla is a senior at Georgia State University, pursuing a degree in Multimedia Journalism and Spanish & Latin American Studies. She is a devoted mother to her Yorkie and Lifetime fanatic. Her other ventures include writing poetry, advocating for a plant-powered lifestyle, and interning at Seacrest Studios. Oh, and Willy's makes her world go 'round. ☼