Hillary Clinton Wins Puerto Rico, On Cusp Of Democratic Nod

WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton defeated her rival Bernie Sanders in Puerto Rico’s Democratic primary Sunday, US networks projected, bringing her to the brink of victory in their long-fought battle for the party’s presidential nomination.

With 29 percent of the island territory’s districts reporting, former secretary of state Clinton was ahead with 62.5 percent of the vote, compared to 37.1 percent for Sanders, according to CNN.

Victory in debt-hobbled Puerto Rico marked a double dose of good news for Clinton over the weekend, with another territory, the US Virgin Islands, voting overwhelmingly for her on Saturday.

The pair of wins provides a boost ahead of Tuesday’s culminating vote with New Jersey and the big prize of California at stake.