Clinton wins DC Democratic presidential primary

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton (left) and Bernie Sanders (right).
Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton (left) and Bernie Sanders (right).

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential primary in Washington, D.C., capping the 2016 presidential primary season with a final win over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Voters in the District of Columbia hand Hillary Clinton a final, largely meaningless victory in the last primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign season.

Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally in the District last week, the same day President Barack Obama and other leading Democrats endorsed Clinton after she clinched the nomination.

Clinton was expected to fare well in the District, which is 49 percent black. She has defeated Sanders handily in states with large African-American populations.

In local races, District voters will decide whether former Mayor Vincent Gray will return to the D.C. Council. Gray lost his bid for a second term as mayor in 2014 amid a federal investigation of his 2010 campaign.

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