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.
#Breaking: Bernie Sanders will win the West Virginia Democratic primary, CNN projects https://t.co/71oF3H6C30 pic.twitter.com/tLLBAZjufa— CNN (@CNN) May 11, 2016
Still feeling very confident in our +14 Margin. "Other" might bring it down to +12%. Margin call coming soon.— Benchmark Politics (@benchmarkpol) May 11, 2016
Rough night for Sanders. He needed to win WV by about 80%-20% to make up some ground in the delegate race with Clinton. Didn't come close.— Hillary HQ (@Hillary_HQ) May 11, 2016
More tweets after the jump...
Per the Green Papers, Sanders on track to net 3 delegates tonight, which would bring his elected delegate deficit down to... 282.— Harry Enten (@ForecasterEnten) May 11, 2016
Mischievous Trump supporters in WV?— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) May 10, 2016
9% of Clinton voters would back Trump over her
39% of Sanders voters would back Trump over *Sanders*
WV Dem voters were 93% white, per exit polls, far above the 61% average from previous contests https://t.co/yeM1kx16Zy— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) May 10, 2016
Just in: NBC News calls West Virginia for Bernie Sanders right at poll close.— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) May 10, 2016
Clinton wins among democratic voters 50-48 / Sanders wins among independent voters 69-22— Benchmark Politics (@benchmarkpol) May 10, 2016
One reason for high number of pro-Trump Dems in WV primary: Competitive Dem gubernatorial primary today while GOP race uncontested— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) May 10, 2016
I'm new to this politics thing. Explain how @SenSanders got 62% of the votes from W Virginians who want LESS liberal policies than @POTUS— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) May 10, 2016
The thing to know about West Virginia: huge numbers of registered Dems who are conservative, vote Republican in presidential elections— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) May 10, 2016
WV Dem exit -- who will you vote for this fall?— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) May 10, 2016
WV exit -- Trump supporters voting in Dem primary— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) May 11, 2016
Clinton wins Clinton voters, Sanders wins Trump voters. pic.twitter.com/G91omeox3S— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) May 10, 2016