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Hillary Clinton wins Northern Mariana Islands caucus

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton picked up more superdelegates Saturday after winning the Northern Mariana Islands caucus.

The chairman of the Democratic Party in the territory, Rosiky Camacho, said all five superdelegates are now supporting Clinton over Bernie Sanders. Up to now, only one of them had endorsed Clinton, while the others were uncommitted.

Superdelegates are party officials who can back any candidate they wish.

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Camacho told the Associated Press that he and the others made their decision after Clinton won their caucus with 54 percent of the vote.

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Earlier Saturday, Clinton had picked up four delegates to Sanders’ two based on the caucus results.

When including superdelegates, Clinton maintains a big delegate lead over Sanders, 1,231 to 576. It takes 2,383 delegates to win the nomination.

The Northern Mariana Islands are in the Pacific Ocean near Guam.