It’s official: Clinton wins Missouri

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton's victory in Missouri's primary was made official on Thursday, when her rival Bernie Sanders said he would not seek a recount of results in that state.

"I think it's unlikely the results will impact at all the number of delegates the candidate gets, and I would prefer to save the taxpayers of Missouri some money," the Vermont senator told The Associated Press.

"Whether we win by 200 votes or lose by 500, it's not going to impact the delegate selection," he added. "It's going to be evenly divided."

Clinton was widely expected to win the Missouri vote, but she ended Tuesday night with only a narrow lead of 1,531 votes over Sanders. Under state law, Sanders could have sought a recount because the margin was less than one-half of one per cent.

Clinton will get an extra two delegates from Missouri for winning the statewide vote.

The win in Missouri means Clinton won all five of the Democratic primary contests on “Super Tuesday 3”, as she also defeated Sanders in Florida, Ohio, Illinois and North Carolina.

The Republican race in Missouri remains too close to call between frontrunner Donald Trump and his nearest rival, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, noted AP.

Trump also won Tuesday's contests in Florida, Illinois and North Carolina.

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