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Bernie Sanders Handily Wins Utah Contest Amid Record Turnout

24/7 Wall St.

Bernie Sanders decisively won the Democratic nominating contest Tuesday in Utah following a day of voting that set a record for turnout in a presidential primary. The Vermont senator prevailed by drawing from a deep well of support with left-leaning voters. Moderate candidates also campaigned hard in Utah, sensing an opportunity to pick up delegates in the open primary that marked the state’s first Super Tuesday vote in more than a decade.  Polls were busy as turnout topped the record of 32% of active voters set in 2009. President Donald Trump won the GOP nominating contest.