Sweeping all three Democratic caucuses on Saturday—in Washington State, Alaska, and Hawaii—Bernie Sanders is quickly closing the gap on Hillary Clinton’s marginal lead for the Democratic presidential nomination.
These wins are major ones for Sanders who has been trailing the former First-lady for most of the race, despite throngs of fans and supporters, and despite Clinton’s somewhat cloudy history with the US politics. But with a 73 to 27 percent win over Clinton in Washington State, an 81 to 16 percent win in Alaska, and a 71 -29 percent lead (with 88 percent reporting) in Hawaii, it is clear that Bernie Sanders is not going down without a fight.
And it is also becoming more clear that Sanders may, indeed, be the next Democratic presidential candidate.
Of course, Wisconsin is next on the agenda, where Sanders and Clinton will go to head to head for the majority of the state’s 96 delegates, on April 5th.
He also notes, “Nobody should have any doubt that this campaign has extraordinary momentum and that we have a path toward victory. In state after state, our grassroots effort has taken on the entire political establishment. We have taken on the senators and the governors and the mayors and the members of Congress. Our political revolution is the best chance we have to keep Donald Trump or any other Republican out of the White House,” adding, “We are making significant inroads in Secretary Clinton’s lead. We have a path toward victory.”
Taking the opportunity to capitalize on the moment, Sanders encourages”Don’t let anybody tell you we can’t win the nomination or win the general election—we’re going to do both of those things.”
Of course, this optimism does not come without opposition. Sanders still has to make up significant ground, trailing Clinton 1,003 to her 1,678 delegates.
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