Bernie Sanders wins Maine caucuses, NBC News projects

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders wins the Maine caucuses, NBC News projects.

This is the latest caucus state Sanders has won in the Democratic presidential nominating process. He also won two caucuses Saturday - Nebraska and Kansas. Sanders will win 15 of Maine's 30 delegates, while Clinton will be awarded eight, according to allocation estimates by NBC News. Including super delegates, the statewide totals are 16 for Sanders, who has the support of one super delegate, and 11 for Clinton, who has the support of three super delegates.

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Clinton, however, continues to dominate the delegate count. Of the 2,383 delegates needed, Clinton has obtained 1092 delegates, including super delegates, while Sanders has obtained 477 through Saturday, according to NBC News.

"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. "This weekend alone we won in Maine, Kansas and Nebraska. The pundits might not like it but the people are making history. We now have the momentum to go all the way to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia."

10 facts you should know about Bernie Sanders:

10 things you don't know about Bernie Sanders
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Bernie Sanders wins Maine caucuses, NBC News projects

1. He's a socialist, and he doesn't deny it. When he ran for office in 1990 he responded to an ad trying to link him to Fidel Castro by saying,  "I am a socialist and everyone knows that."

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2. He used to moonlight as a comedy actor, appearing in the 1999 film "My X-Girlfriends Wedding Reception."

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4. He made headlines in in 2010 when he tried to block a deal that included a tax cut extension for the wealthy with a filibuster-like stand. The stunt trended on Twitter with the hashtag #filibernie and later crashed the Senate video server.

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5. He is not religious. While all past presidents have been openly religious and Christian, Sanders says he identifies as Jewish but doesn't practice. 

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7. He grew up in a working class family in Brooklyn, and his father was a Polish immigrant.

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8. He released an album called 'We Shall Overcome' in which he reads speeches about peace and justice with a choir singing in the background. It's available on iTunes. 

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9. He is a big believer in Scandinavian political thinking and has said that the U.S. should adopt some of their principles, including the idea that health care should be a right, and higher education should be free.

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