Bernie Sanders wins Democrats Abroad primary

Story highlights

  • Bernie Sanders won Democrats Abroad primary after receiving 23,779 votes from American Democrats living in more than 170 countries
  • The organization made the announcement Monday
  • The nearly 35,000 votes cast in the global primary exceeds the 23,000 votes cast in the 2008 primary

(CNN)Bernie Sanders has won the Democrats Abroad presidential primary, defeating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 69% to 31%, the organization announced Monday.

Sanders received 23,779 votes from American Democrats living in more than 170 countries. Clinton received 10,689 votes. He picked up an additional nine delegates, compared to four for Clinton.
    The contest marks the Vermont senator's 10th win so far this campaign season and his first victory since winning the Michigan primary on March 8. Clinton, who swept the primaries in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio last week, has won 19 contests overall.
    The nearly 35,000 votes cast in the global primary exceeds the 23,000 votes cast in the 2008 primary, when Barack Obama defeated Clinton 66% to 33%.
    Voting was held from March 1 through March 8.
    Democrats Abroad is the international arm of the Democratic National Committee and gives Democrats living overseas the opportunity to participate in the presidential nomination process.
    The group was officially created during the 1964 presidential election by Americans living in London and Paris. In 1976, the organization held its first global primary and sent its first voting delegation to the Democratic National Convention.