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Hillary Clinton Projected Winner in Puerto Rico Democratic Primary: NBC News

There were 60 pledged delegates at stake in Puerto Rico

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    A Puerto Rico resident is handed a ballot during the U.S. territory's Democratic primary election at the Luis Llorens Torres Elementary School in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on June 5, 2016 . Puerto Ricans frustrated by island's economic crisis are voting in the U.S. territory's Democratic presidential primary, as front-runner Hillary Clinton draws closer to securing the number of delegates needed to win her party's nomination.

    Hillary Clinton won the Puerto Rico primary Sunday, putting her even closer to the delegate majority needed to make her the Democratic presumptive nominee, NBC News projected. 

    A total of 60 delegates were up for grabs in the island primary contest.

    Long lines and confusion over polling stations clouded the day’s primary. The island is also in the midst of an economic crisis, after more than $70 billion of outstanding debt looms over the territory. 

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

    Clinton, who is widely expected to secure the Democratic nomination, also won Saturday’s caucuses in the U.S. Virgin Islands.