By Ben Geier
April 6, 2016

Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic Primary in Wisconsin, adding a bit of fuel to the campaign fire and making the New York primary later this month even more critical to rival Hillary Clinton.

With 25% of the votes counted, Sanders had won 53%. The vote totals are important on the Democratic side because every nomination contest awards convention delegates proportionally. Clinton still has a fairly significant lead in pledged delegates and the support of nearly all of the superdelegates — elected officials and other party insiders who may vote for any candidate.

Still, a Wisconsin win is important for Sanders. Combined with a big series of wins in the Western states late last month, Sanders has gained significant momentum. The two Democratic candidates will debate in New York on April 14 less than a week ahead of voting in the Empire State.

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