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Hillary Clinton wins Democratic primary in NC

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential primary in North Carolina, adding to her run of victories in the South over rival Bernie Sanders.

With 107 delegates at stake, she will win at least 56. Sanders will gain at least 24. Clinton's win in North Carolina was her second victory on Tuesday, following a triumph in Florida.

She has dominated Sanders in the South, previously capturing wins in South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee.

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Clinton has a significant delegate lead over Sanders, who has turned in stronger showings in the Midwest and other Western states.

North Carolina will also be considered a key battleground state in the general election. President Barack Obama won the state in 2008 but lost it to Mitt Romney four years later.

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