Bernie Sanders pulled off a huge and must-needed upset in the Michigan Democratic Primary March 8. Hillary had been hoping for victory there, but the Vermont Senator led the state and never trailed in the numbers at any point in the night.
Thanks to the state of Michigan, Bernie Sanders, 74, has mounted a serious comeback with a stunning upset in the Democratic Primary there! Hillary Clinton, 68, has been winning states left and right, leading consistently in polls, but Bernie landed a critical win tonight. Read on to see how it all went down!
It was a super tight race all night in Michigan, with Bernie leading Hillary for most of the night by about a five point margin as precinct after precinct rolled in. As more and more results came in the results wavered between three and four points, At nearly midnight EST, CNN called the race in Bernie’s favor by a margin of 50% to 48% with 96 percent of precincts reporting.
Earlier in the Bernie made a thankful statement about his good standing in the race, saying “This has been a fantastic night in Michigan, we ‘re very grateful for all the support we’ve gotten from that state” and he looks forward to the other midwestern competitions that have open primaries on March 15. Hillary’s camp told CNN that, “She didn’t underestimate Bernie Sanders. She misunderstood the electorate,” as to why she lost such a crucial state.
The Midwestern state has been ready to hear Bernie’s campaign platform about income inequality, “unfair” trade agreements and a “rigged economy”. As Susan Demas, publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, a political analysis newsletter, told USA Today: “If he can’t win in Michigan, where can he win besides these small caucus states?” Well, the tables have turned, and Bernie came through!
As for the odds of either Bernie or Hillary landing the Democratic nomination? Well, on Super Saturday, Bernie won Nebraska and Kansas, taking two of the three caucuses. Meanwhile, Hillary just won Louisiana and now Mississippi. Bernie now has 9 states on his side, while Hillary has 12. Of course, there’s still a long road ahead of us.
HollywoodLifers, are you happy with the results from tonight?