Sanders projected winner of California primary

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has won California’s Democratic primary, holding onto the lead he had when the polls closed on Super Tuesday even though former Vice President Joe Biden gained some ground as provisional ballots and votes cast by mail were counted.

Sanders had always been projected to win California, but the confirmation of his victory provided a boost to his campaign after a two week Biden surge, raising speculation that he was getting close to locking up the nomination.

Biden leads the overall race with 801 delegates to Sanders’ 657 before California’s delegates are formally divvied up.

The state has 415 pledged delegates, so Sanders will edge closer, although Biden will pick up delegates, too, so he’ll remain in front.

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