Sanders not ruling out requesting a recount in Missouri Democratic primary

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Posted: Mar 16, 2016 5:31 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will not rule out the possibility of requesting a recount in Tuesday's narrow Missouri nominating contest, the campaign said on Wednesday.

A winner of the state's primary had not yet been officially called, but by early Wednesday evening, a tally by the Associated Press showed Clinton ahead of Sanders by just 0.2 percentage point, with each candidate being awarded 32 of the state's 71 pledged delegates.

"We are assessing right now how the process works," the campaign told reporters during a phone conference regarding the state of the Democratic race on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Alana Wise; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)