After wins on Saturday, Bernie Sanders claims super delegates may "rethink their position with Clinton"

The Vermont Senator defeated Hillary Clinton by a large margin in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had a good night on Saturday as he made some strides to narrow the gap in delegates between himself and Hillary Clinton. 

While Clinton still holds a commanding lead, wins in Hawaii, Washington and Alaska, gave Sanders 110 of the 142 delegates on offer as he claimed over 70% of the vote.

With such a strong showing, Sanders stated that the momentum was with his campaign at the moment, and as they headed towards other liberal states, he could continue to eat into the delegate lead that Clinton has amassed to date. 

Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Sanders turned his attention to the super delegates, who have backed Clinton in large numbers (429 have so far come out in favour of Clinton to Sanders' mere 29) but are open to changing their minds and swinging behind the candidate they think has the best chance of winning. 

Sanders stated that "when they [the super delegates] start to look at the reality, and that is that in poll after poll we are beating Donald Trump by much larger margins than Secretary Clinton is [...] a lot of these super delegates may rethink their position with Secretary Clinton"

"A lot of them have not yet declared, and then you have super delegates in states where we win by 40 or 50 points, where I think their own constituents are going to say to them 'hey, why don't you support the people of our state'".