Missouri's Democratic and Republican primaries could go to recounts

Missouri primaries could go to a recount
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With 99.9 percent of the vote counted in Missouri's Democratic and Republican primaries, Hillary Clinton is leading Sen. Bernie Sanders by 0.2 percentage points, or 1,531 votes, and Donald Trump is beating Sen. Ted Cruz by 0.2 points, or 1,726 votes. Since both races are separated by less than 1 percentage point, the Sanders and Cruz campaigns can request a recount. Whoever wins will get some statewide delegates, but both parties apportion the bulk of delegates based on who won each congressional district. Ultimately, says Nicholas J.C. Pastor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "the close margins amount to little more than bragging rights, with the winners being able to say they won the state."

Clinton won all four of the other state primaries Tuesday — Florida, Ohio, Illinois, and North Carolina — while Trump won Florida, Illinois, and North Carolina.

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