Bernie Sanders fist-pumps supporters during a campaign rally in Laramie, Wyo., this week. (Brennan Linsley / AP)

Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton as expected in the Wyoming caucus Saturday, taking 56 percent of the vote with 96 percent of precincts reporting.

In an earlier report, Scott Bixby wrote at The Guardian:

As expected, the Associated Press has called the Wyoming Democratic caucus for Bernie Sanders. With 78.2% of precincts reporting, the Vermont senator/former secretary of state has garnered the support of 56.4% of the state’s delegates, to opponent Hillary Clinton’s 43.6%.

Although polling was nonexistent in the Cowboy State ahead of the caucus, the demographic profile of Wyoming – white, rural and Western – matches the profile of previous states wherein Sanders has been declared the victor, including Idaho, Nebraska and Kansas.

Given Clinton’s current delegate lead over Sanders (1,280 to 1,030, discounting superdelegates) a victory in today’s caucus bolsters the Sanders camp’s argument that the momentum is behind the Vermont senator. Sanders has now won seven nominating contests in a row, and the win in Wyoming bolsters his rationale to continue onward to more numerically important contests in New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut later this month.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.


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