North Dakota and Montana felt the bern on June 7, voting Bernie Sanders to victory in the states’ democratic primary events! Click through to find out how this affects the rest of the race.
Bernie Sanders, 74, is still a force to be reckoned with in the 2016 presidential race, winning the North Dakota caucus and Montana primary in the June 7 democratic primaries. While opponent Hillary Clinton, 68, won New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota, could Bernie still be the nominee?
Bernie secured a win in North Dakota, taking home 64.2% of the vote to Hillary’s 26.4%. Bernie gained 13 delegates, and Hillary 5. In Montana, Bernie won at 50.5% , Hillary losing with 45.1%. The allotted number of delegates in Montana is unknown at this time.
While Hillary secured the presumptive nomination for the Democratic party on June 7, that does not mean that she’s been promoted to the position just yet! Bernie supporters have made it clear that we’re still going to feel the bern until the Democratic National Convention in July.
Bernie said he was not accepting the early prediction before at least California happened. Now he’s got North Dakota on his side. “Let me just talk to you after the primary here in California, where we hope to win,” Sanders told CNN reporters on June 6. “Let’s assess where we are after tomorrow before we make statements based on speculation.”
Now that Bernie has gained ground on Hillary, it’s likely that Donald Trump, 69, is going to start viewing him as a legitimate threat. Bernie was thrilled when Trump said he would debate him after Jimmy Kimmel, 46, brought up the question during the GOP candidate’s appearance on the May 26 show. While the debate wasn’t officially set in stone, voters were incredibly upset when Trump said never mind to the meeting! But we have a feeling that Trump’s going to change his mind, now that Bernie may be up against him for the rest of the presidential race.
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised that Bernie won? Tell us in the comments!