Tuesday, May 10, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Sanders Wins West Virginia


The polls in West Virginia close at 7:30pm ET tonight and the consensus seems to be that Bernie should win the state by high single digits. But hey...you never know! Watch this space for updates, including interesting exit poll numbers and the final result.

Whatever happens, just keep in mind that Sanders has to win by more than a 75%-25% margin today in order to keep from falling even further behind Clinton in the race for pledged delegates.

UPDATES:
More tweets after the jump...







6 comments:

  1. the registered Democrats can't vote for Trump, West Virginia is one of those states that voters identify as Democrats but vote for Republicans. So, those who voted for Sanders but would have preferred voting for Trump will get the chance in the GE, but didn't have it for the primary. And even a few Hillary voters are attracted to the trump man, in west virginia. I'd bet in the GE 100% of bernie's will vote for Trump, he'll have made sure of that.

    Did any independents vote for Bernie? Did all the independents of West Virginia go to Trump? What was the turnout?

    Maybe those 9% for Hillary will still be for Trump, his appeal to white men with a yearning for authoritarianism and for someone they can 'relate' to is sadly real. But bernie is running a trump campaign there, and I expect he's done that damage.

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    1. Looks like Hillary did fine with Dems and awful with Indys in this Dem primary. Typical!

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  2. Open primaries are usually tough for Hillary, and WV was a state she pretty much conceded. Still, it's irrelevant because her nomination is a foregone conclusion.

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    1. yes, it's nice that it's over. I wish the party were united, but, oh well.

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    2. It will be - eventually. :-)

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    3. The next couple of states look better...then we're to NJ, CA, and the end of the road.

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