Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes photographs with supporters after a campaign rally at Sacramento City College on June 5, 2016 in Sacramento, California. (AFP / GABRIELLE LURIE)
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Hillary Clinton overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in Puerto Rico's Democratic presidential primary on Sunday, putting her within striking distance of capturing her party's nomination.As the results from Puerto Rico trickled in, Clinton maintained a healthy lead over Sanders.Both Clinton and Sanders spent Sunday in California, the biggest prize among the six states voting on Tuesday.Like Clinton, Sanders made little mention of the outcome in Puerto Rico's primary.Both Sanders and Clinton had pledged to help as the island's government tries to restructure $70 billion worth of public debt the governor has said is unpayable.Clinton has 1,809 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses; Sanders has 1,519 . When including superdelegates, her lead over Sanders is substantial -- 2,357 to 1,565 .With Lopez's endorsement, all seven of Puerto Rico's superdelegates have pledged their support for Clinton.
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