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Will Sanders' campaign get the boost they need today?
Bernie's bounce-back weekend
The Vermont senator could win three of the four states voting this weekend, which would give him some desperately needed momentum.
Bernie leads in Nebraska 55%-45%
Bernie wins Nebraska
Bernie batting 1.000 tonite so far having won 2 out of 2 Kansas & Nebraska
Bernie batting 1.000 tonite so far having won 2 out of 2 Kansas & Nebraska
Anyone have any numbers for Kansas?
Sanders - 68%
Clinton - 32%
Sanders won 2 out of 3 tonite and is expected to win tomorrow as well.
Looks like Sanders won 3 out of 4 states this weekend
Maine with 82% of votes in
Bernie Sanders sweeps to victory in Maine Democratic caucus
Weekend of Bernie's: Huge Maine Victory Caps Resurgency for Sanders
'The pundits might not like it but the people are making history. We now have the momentum to go all the way to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.'
Sanders, not going away quietly, puts Clinton on defensive in Democratic debate
Clinton - 672
Sanders - 477
What Bernie Sanders still doesn’t get about interrupting Hillary Clinton
But then, there is this: Why, at this late date and this many debates into the 2016 presidential election cycle, has Sanders made demonstrably little to no effort to alter the way he interacts with the woman he at least strongly suspected he would be running against him from the day he declared his campaign? He has almost certainly had the same advice and information that every male candidate gets about the need to be constantly mindful about coming across like a chauvinist or a bully when on a debate stage facing a female competition.
That is: Does Sanders have the capacity to recognize the way these moments look or think deeply about the degree to which sexism propels his debate-stage performances? Whether that chauvinism is real or imagined or even toyed with by his opponent for political gain, why can't Sanders find a better way to manage these moments? And, is some combination of all of the above something that a 21st-century presidential candidate has simply got to consider and manage effectively?
Does the inability or unwillingness to examine his body language, tone and actions for hints or indicators of sexism — if not real but perceived by some women — tell us all what we really need to know?
I'm a feminist, and here's why I support Bernie Sanders
Why the Star of Spotlight is supporting Bernie.
Clinton's Charge That Sanders Did Not Support Auto Rescue Is Wrong
Clinton Would Limit Fracking; Sanders Just Says No
In debate, Sanders portrays himself as the stronger candidate on climate change
Mathematically it is still doable, but the establishment via CNN, washington post, nytimes, etc. has already written Sanders' political obituary now talking about where will Sanders' voters go.
Clinton's little game of running on the left is only to crush Sanders but don't expect to see any of that when she takes over in January.
Unfortunately there is no viable alternative for the Sanders' supporters apart from the Clinton Democrats.
If Clinton wins then we most likely get Trump as President. If Clinton wins because of Super Delegates she won't have a chance of winning. The attack ads about her will write themselves.
Sanders narrows Clinton's lead
If Bernie loses the nomination what would happen if he sat out the general election?
When Political Parties Splinter
Sanders aiming for upset against Clinton in Michigan
Though Clinton is favored, polls have tightened. Clinton is expected to coast in Mississippi, Tuesday's other Democratic contest.
Sanders still leading 51.7% to 46.5%
Sanders is doing very well in Michigan as his support is showing much more than the polls suggested, so late breaking voters are going for Sanders
69% of votes counted 50.6% vs 47.5%
Sanders to speak soon
538 are suggesting Clinton will win Michigan
50.7% vs 47.4%
Looks like 538 has bot the Clinton koolaid
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UPDATED 3:43 PM EST | MAR 8, 2016
According to our final polls-plus forecast, Hillary Clinton has a greater than 99% chance of winning the Michigan primary.
51% vs 47.1%
I'll go out on a limb and call it for Sanders
This is a huge victory for him
NATE SILVER 10:41 PM
One thing helping Sanders tonight is a comparatively strong performance with African-American voters. He’s losing them only 65 percent to 30 percent in Michigan, according to exit polls, which doesn’t sound great but is much better than in other states, where he’s lost them as badly as 91 percent to 6 percent.
STATECLINTONSANDERSAlabama916Arkansas9010Georgia8514Michigan6530Nevada7622Oklahoma7127South Carolina8614Tennessee8910Texas8315Share of the African-American vote
SOURCE: NATIONAL EXIT POLLS
Could that bode well for Sanders in Illinois, Ohio and other states with black populations similar to Michigan’s? It certainly can’t be a bad sign for him. But some caution is required since we haven’t gotten much data on how black Democrats are voting outside of the South. (Exit polls were conducted in states such as Massachusetts and Iowa, but there weren’t enough black voters there for the exit polls to estimate the results.) That makes it harder to say whether Michigan is part of a trend or some sort of fluke — but obviously it’s something we’ll be analyzing in the days ahead.
Unexpected win for Sanders
Sanders brief presser:
Ignore the pollsters and the media as they are all getting it wrong.
Clinton may be the NY Senator but Bernie was born in Brooklyn.
86% of votes counted with 32,000 vote margin now
51% vs 47% - that's a 4% lead
34,000 vote margin now
91% of vote in now
50.5% vs 47.5% - 3% lead for Sanders
50.4% vs 47.6% ; 26,000 vote lead
92% of the vote counted, tightening up again 49.8% vs 48.1%, 17,000 vote spread
18,000 vote spread
50.1% vs 48%
22,000 vote lead
Sanders declared winner by news networks
Sanders has the hot button issue - jobs, jobs, and more jobs, and Michigan Dem voters at least don't want the stinkin' trade agreements.
Sanders upsets Clinton in Michigan
The win in the hotly contested state is a big triumph for the Vermont senator. Clinton easily took Mississippi earlier in the night.
Bernie Sanders wins Michigan after trailing by over 20 points in the polls
What Bernie Sanders's big Michigan bet may be overlooking
Sanders held a rally in Florida while the polls were still open in Michigan and the press were pooh-poohing his timing. Maybe that last minute outreach is what put him over the top!
Bernie Sanders Just Changed the Democratic Presidential Race
Michigan is a turning point.
In his most important win to date, Bernie Sanders tonight won the Michigan Democratic primary, according to AP projections. Though he remains a good deal behind Hillary Clinton in total delegate count, his win in the Wolverine State has changed the race for the Democratic nomination.
For weeks, Clinton has been racking up wins, mostly in Southern states. Sanders and his aides have stressed, though, their belief that he could do much better in Northern and midwestern states. Tuesday’s result gave credence to that belief, and could well propel Sanders in other states in the region: Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois both vote next week. Wisconsin votes in early April.
More than anything, though, this vote gives Sanders a legitimate reason to stay in the race. If he’d lost, which the polls had indicated he would, it would have been difficult for him to make the case that the voters wanted him to keep up his challenge to the Clinton machine. He will likely be able to use this win to get another round of fundraising, as most of his donors are individuals who haven’t maxed out their donation totals; if they gave $10 in October, he can ask them to give another $10 now. And given the general enthusiasm of Sanders voters, it’s a good bet a lot of them will.
And why would 538 say Clinton's chances of winning Michigan was 99%?