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WV delegation votes for Clinton over Sanders by 1

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Mary Altaffer of The Associated Press  The delegates from West Virginia cast their votes for president of the United States during Tuesday’s second day of the Democratic National Convention, in Philadelphia. Belinda Biafore, the chairwoman of the West Virginia Democratic Party, read off the state’s delegate tally — 19 for Hillary Clinton, 18 for Bernie Sanders.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Mary Altaffer of The Associated Press
The delegates from West Virginia cast their votes for president of the United States during Tuesday’s second day of the Democratic National Convention, in Philadelphia. Belinda Biafore, the chairwoman of the West Virginia Democratic Party, read off the state’s delegate tally — 19 for Hillary Clinton, 18 for Bernie Sanders.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary in the state of West Virginia handily.

But when it came time for West Virginia to cast its 37 electoral votes at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, the state went to Clinton: 19 delegates were for the nominee and 18 delegates for Sanders.

What gives?

If West Virginia’s vote were based purely on the primary election, Sanders would have won with 18 delegates to Clinton’s 11. But that’s before factoring in superdelegates.

All eight of West Virginia’s superdelegates, party leaders who are not bound by the popular vote, voted for Clinton…

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