Bernie Sanders is making this a serious contest in the Democratic race for the presidential nomination, picking up a big win in Wisconsin over Hillary Clinton. The Vermont Senator is gaining more and more momentum over the frontrunner, with another victory in a key midwestern state.
The Badger State has spoken: Bernie Sanders, 74, is the winner of the Wisconsin Democratic primary on April 5! Racking up a healthy number of delegates, the candidate beat out Hillary Clinton, 68, by nearly seven points for another victory, and another chance at taking his campaign all the way to the Democratic National Convention in July 2016. Click through for all the details!
With 25 percent of the votes in, CNN called the race in favor of Bernie:
Bernie Sanders: 53.4%
Hillary Clinton: 46.4%
And there you have it! While Bernie campaigned hard in Wisconsin, Hillary spent her time laying the ground work in New York for their primary on April 19. Bernie had a whopping four campaign appearances on April 4, seven previous rallies, and another on April 5 during the voting period. He was not messing around. Did it help? Obviously so and in such a big way, as he picked up yet another midwestern state from Hillary.
Bernie was favored to win in Wisconsin, where 96 delegates were up for stake, unlike the GOP election, the delegate count wasn’t “winner take most”; the number of delegates won was much tighter than seen in the fascinating show that the republican race has become. No matter how close the race, political analysts are calling it: the results in Wisconsin will reveal the trajectory of the rest of the path toward the democratic national convention!
Going into Wisconsin, Hillary had 1243 delegates, and Bernie had 980. While a disparity between their delegate count, still not nearly enough to disqualify Bernie from getting the nomination. Each and every primary from here on out is going to get more and more tense! Next up for the Democratic candidates? The Wyoming Democratic Caucus on April 9!
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