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Clinton ekes out Missouri win, Sanders declines recount

The two Democratic candidates will split the contested state's delegates.  Meanwhile, two days after elections, Missouri's Republican race remains too close to call.

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    Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. listens to concerns voiced by leaders of nine historic civil rights groups during his meeting with the group at the National Urban League Washington Bureau in Washington, Thursday Feb. 18, 2016. Bernie Sanders won big in New Hampshire, but Hillary Clinton is still adding to her wide lead in the delegates that will decide the Democrats’ presidential nominee. Over the past week, Clinton has picked up the endorsements of 87 more superdelegates, according to a new Associated Press survey. Sanders added just 11.
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Bernie Sanders said Thursday he will not seek a recount of results in Missouri's Democratic presidential primary, conceding defeat to Hillary Clinton.

"I think it's unlikely the results will impact at all the number of delegates the candidate gets and I would prefer to save the taxpayers of Missouri some money," Sanders said in an interview with The Associated Press.

"Whether we win by 200 votes or lose by 500, it's not going to impact the delegate selection," the Vermont senator added. "It's going to be evenly divided."

Clinton ended Tuesday night with a narrow lead of 1,531 votes, but under state law, Sanders could have sought a recount because the margin was less than one-half of one percent.

Clinton will get an extra two delegates from Missouri for winning the statewide vote.

The win in Missouri means Clinton won all five of Tuesday's Democratic primary contests. She also beat Sanders in Florida, Ohio, Illinois and North Carolina.

The Republican race in Missouri remains too close to call between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

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