Sanders wins Indiana Democratic primary
Bernie Sanders is the winner of the Democratic primary in Indiana, NBC News projects.But the outcome is all but certain not to knock Hillary Clinton’s march to the Democratic nomination off course. Because Indiana Democrats allocate delegates proportionally, the close race between the two candidates ensures that Sanders will capture only a small net delegate gain, leaving him still well behind Clinton in the race for support.
** Sanders addresses voters on primary night **
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses supporters on primary night at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky.
In remarks to reporters in New Albany, Indiana, Sanders argued that he is the better candidate to compete in a general election against Donald Trump, whose win in Indiana Tuesday night set him on course to become the likely GOP nominee.
“I sense a great deal of momentum,” he said. “I think that while the path is narrow – and I do not deny that for a moment – I think we can pull off one of the great political upsets in the history of the United States.”
The win for Sanders will also refresh the Vermont senator’s argument that he must fight through the final Democratic primary contests in June and continue to spread his populist message. While he trails badly in the delegate race, Sanders has suggested that superdelegates – party elders not bound to any candidate at the Democratic convention – should switch their allegiance to back him.
Go, Bernie, go!!
I wouldn’t vote for him in the general but I love his “little engine that could” campaign. Hillary basically has the nomination locked up but he’s like the grouchy neighbor telling her to get the hell out of *his *convention