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Bernie Sanders sweeps to victory in Maine Democratic caucus

Bernie Sanders sweeps to victory in Maine Democratic caucus

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders swept to victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Maine's Democratic presidential caucuses on Sunday, riding a heavy turnout that left some participants waiting for hours to vote.

Sanders, who told supporters he'd win if there was a strong turnout, beat Clinton by a margin of nearly 2 to 1 according to unofficial returns in voting in hundreds of communities across Maine.

Democrats had hoped for solid participation, and turnout was higher than expected throughout Maine, especially in the cities of Portland, South Portland, Lewiston, Bangor and the town of Brunswick.

In Portland, the line of people waiting to get inside a high...

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