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Hillary Clinton wins Missouri Democratic primary by 1,500 votes

Razor-thin margin separated the number of votes received by Clinton and Sanders

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton added just two more delegates than her oppoReuters

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has won theMissouriprimary, the Associated Press reported on Thursday, with rival Bernie Sanders conceding the contest.

Results for the contest, which was held on Tuesday, were slow to roll in because of the razor-thin margin separating the number of votes received by Clinton and Sanders. Ultimately, Clinton's win was declared by just 1,531 votes.

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The Sanders campaign had previously weighed the option to request a recount in the tight race, but in an interview with the AP, Sanders said he would "prefer to save the taxpayers ofMissourisome money,” as the winner is awarded just two additional delegates of the otherwise nearly evenly split spread.

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