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Sanders wins Wyoming, prepares to take on Clinton in New York

With one victory over another, Bernie Sanders gears up for the ultimate showdown in Big Apple

AMANDA BECKER reporting for Reuters: “A future to believe in” might be closer than we think with Bernie Sanders winning the U.S. presidential Democratic contest in Wyoming, Saturday. Not by a huge margin, but nevertheless besting his rival Hillary Clinton and adding this success to the string of recent victories which will stand the ultimate test in New York’s matchup.

This impressive display of consistent victories in seven out of last eight state-level Democratic nominating contests is aimed at slow and gradual wearing down of the importance of his opponent’s big lead in the number of delegates needed to secure the party's nomination.

Wyoming's 14 Democratic delegates - fewer than any other state - are awarded proportionally based on support from individuals participating in the nominating contest.

Even though Sanders won the contest, Clinton maintains the overall lead in number of delegates needed to win the nomination. However, Bernie remains optimistic, as evident in his interview with the press.

"We are closing very fast," Sanders said.

Right now, both are spending all their time campaigning in New York, which holds its contest on April 19. There, 291 delegates, almost 15% of the tally needed to secure the party's nomination, will decide the future of the U.S and if it’s the one we should believe in.

By Stefan Paraber for GIA

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