Bernie Sanders wins Maine caucuses

The Vermont senator wins his eighth state

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The Independent US

As he debated Hillary Clinton in Flint, Michigan on Sunday night, Bernie Sanders was declared the winner of the Maine caucuses.

Sanders won 15 delegates compared to Clinton's seven, the Associated Press reports. However, Sunday's votes will not make a significant impact on Clinton's substantial lead toward the Democratic nomination.

Despite trailing Clinton by more than 200 delegates as of Sunday morning, the Vermont senator said that his campaign is on the path to making history.

“I thank the people of Maine for their strong support. With another double-digit victory, we have now won by wide margins in states from New England to the Rocky Mountains and from the Midwest to the Great Plains,” Sanders said in a statement. “The pundits might not like it but the people are making history."

The Sanders campaign has now won in eight states and claimed on Sunday night that they have the momentum to go "all the way" to Philadelphia's Democratic National Convention in July.