Sanders concedes defeat to Clinton in Missouri primary

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Senator Bernie Sanders has conceded defeat to Hillary Clinton in the Missouri Democratic presidential primary, a Sanders spokesman said Thursday, March 17.

This means Clinton won in all 5 states where primary voting was held on Tuesday, March 15, including the key ones of Florida and Ohio.

The Missouri results had been too close to call, until Thursday. Sanders conceded defeat and will not request a recount.

"I prefer to save the taxpayers of Missouri some money," the senator said, according to spokesman Michael Briggs.

Clinton is the frontrunner to win the Democratic nomination for the presidential election in November. –