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

There were 60 pledged delegates at stake in Puerto Rico

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.

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