Sanders scores win in Idaho

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Bernie SandersBernie SandersHispanic group sends third invitation to Trump GOP senator: Anti-fossil fuel candidates ‘not fit’ for federal office Greens push Obama to block N. Dakota pipeline MORE is projected to win the Idaho caucuses, providing a morale boost in his bid to keep his underdog campaign going all the way to the Democratic convention.

With 100 percent of the votes in, Sanders led Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonKaine laughs off reputation as 'America's stepdad' on Colbert Trump claims ignorance on alt-right movement Trump campaign raising .5 million for transition efforts: report MORE with 78 percent of the votes counted, when major news outlets called the victory for the Vermont senator at 2:25 a.m. Wednesday.

But Sanders's victory in the state, which offers 23 delegates on a proportional basis, will do nothing to change pundits’ calculations about his slim chances to win the nomination. As a caucus contest won by then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaFULL SPEECH: Hillary Clinton links Trump to 'alt-right' in Reno McConnell: Senate won't take up TPP this year Politicians can’t afford to ignore Latinos MORE in his 2008 contest against Clinton, Idaho was seen as potentially favorable turf for Sanders.

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