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Clinton Takes Pennsylvania, Making Sanders' Path Even Harder

The win helps Clinton extend her already strong lead over the Vermont senator.

By Eugene Daniels | April 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania. 

"We will unify our party to win this election and build an America where we can all rise together. An America where we lift each other up, instead of tearing each other down," Clinton said in her victory speech Tuesday. 

The win is a big deal for Clinton's campaign. Outside of California, Pennsylvania was the most delegate-rich state left in the race, and Clinton was leading by more than 200 pledged delegates going into the primary.

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Her win isn't a surprise, though. The state was well-suited for the former secretary of state: a closed primary where only Democrats could vote and a sizable nonwhite electorate. Depending on what the final vote tally looks like in the state, Clinton will make the path to the nomination even more unlikely for rival Bernie Sanders.

But Sanders is still catching up to Clinton nationally. The Vermont senator has whittled Clinton's lead down to single digits in national polls

The next voting contest will be May 3 in Indiana. 

This video includes images from Getty Images and clips from Hillary for America and Bernie 2016.

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