Just minutes after the Democratic debate began in Flint, Michigan, on Sunday, the Associated Press called the Democratic presidential caucuses in Maine for Bernie Sanders. Sanders has won eight states thus far in the race for the Democratic nomination.
Sanders has done well in states with largely white populations — like Maine — but has struggled among non-white voters, especially across the South.
Maine awards its 25 Democratic delegates on a proportional basis. As of Sunday morning, Clinton was leading Sanders by more than 200 pledged delegates, a margin that will narrow after Maine’s are apportioned. When superdelegates are added to Clinton’s total, she holds a commanding lead of more than 600 total delegates.