Sanders scores win in Idaho

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Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders skirts Biden's claim that he'll endorse Clinton The Trail 2016: Meet and greet and grief Biden spills beans: Sanders will endorse Clinton 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 ClintonTrump: 'I’m just flabbergasted’ by Clinton-Lynch meet AFL-CIO head: Trump’s ‘a fraud’ Sanders skirts Biden's claim that he'll endorse Clinton 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 ObamaSocial Security to run dry three years sooner than expected: study Former CIA chief shuts down Trump's calls for waterboarding Clinton camp: Trump's fundraising 'bragging is total bunk' MORE in his 2008 contest against Clinton, Idaho was seen as potentially favorable turf for Sanders.

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