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.

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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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