As White House dreams fade, Sanders seeks West Virginia win

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By LISA LERER and KEN THOMAS
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – His White House dreams fading, Bernie Sanders is aiming for a win in West Virginia, to add another state to his tally over Hillary Clinton.

Such a result in Tuesday’s election would only serve to underscore the awkward position that Sanders, Clinton and the Democratic Party face as the presidential primary campaign continues into its endgame.

Clinton is just 155 delegates short of the 2,383 she needs to secure the nomination. To win them, 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 her supporters among the party insiders known as superdelegates continue to back her.

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