On Verge Of Nomination Clinch, Clinton Wins In Puerto Rico

103296304-RTX21XD9.530x298{CBNC} – Hillary Clinton won the Puerto Rico primary Sunday, edging her even closer to the delegate majority she needs to become the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party.

A total of 60 pledged delegates were at stake in the island primary contest.

Many Puerto Rico voters faced long lines and confusion over polling stations, many of which had closed since the Democratic primary in 2008. The island is also in the throes of an economic crisis after having accumulated more than $70 billion of outstanding debt.

Gov. Alejandro Padilla endorsed Clinton on Wednesday, calling her the best candidate to help the government out of the fiscal crisis.

Clinton also notched a victory in Saturday’s caucuses in the U.S. Virgin Islands.READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.