Politics

Why every vote counts: Sanders wins Methuen by a single ballot

Don’t ever say your vote doesn’t count.

Amid a tight battle for delegates in Massachuestts Tuesday night, Senator Bernie Sanders topped former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in Methuen by just one vote.

With all precincts reporting, Sanders received 3,409 votes, while Clinton finished with 3,408.

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The victory is largely symbolic, as Clinton edged out Sanders overall in Massachusetts Tuesday, beating him 50.2 percent to 48.6 percent.

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Methuen shares a border with New Hampshire, which overwhelmingly went for Sanders in last month’s primary.

On the Republican side, meanwhile, Donald Trump won decisively in Mass., receiving nearly 50 percent of the vote.

Christina Prignano can be reached at christina.prignano@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @cprignano.