– Clinton nearly halfway there –
After Saturday’s contests, Clinton had 1,121 delegates, nearly half the 2,383 needed to win the Democratic nomination.
The former secretary of state won in Louisiana, the biggest prize of the night, but Sanders won in Kansas and Nebraska, pushing his total to seven victories in 18 contests.
Clinton was favoured in Louisiana thanks to overwhelming support from African-American voters, while Sanders has tended to do best in states with largely white voters.
“What we are seeing in many cases is not just a racial divide but a generational divide. We are doing better and better with younger people whether they’re black, Latino or white,” Sanders said on CNN’s “State of the Union” show.
“If the turnout is high in Maine today, I think we have a good chance of winning there as well. So I think we’re showing strength all across this country.”