Bernie Sanders has won the primary contest surveying U.S. Democrats living worldwide, adding another nine Democratic delegates to his tally in his race against Hillary Clinton. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders made a Madison stop in July of previous year, and his wife Jane says the presidential candidate may be back in the state later this month.
The vast majority of superdelegates, consisting of elected officials and party leaders who can vote any way they choose at the Democratic National Convention, has promised to support Clinton.
Sanders conceded that his sizeable loss in Ohio was "disappointing" to him, but contended that media headlines placed too much emphasis on which candidate actually won or loss each state. If Bernie Sanders can't win in Pennsylvania, New York, and California, he frankly has no argument for being the Democratic nominee.
Sanders' big win can probably be explained by the demographics of the far-flung Democrat voters. Out of 712 superdelegates, Clinton reportedly leads Sanders 467 to 26.
For most of January and February, Clinton dismissed Sanders' ideas and vision of the future as unrealistic. The process has been used by the Democratic Party for decades.
It's true Trump is a more effective campaigner than Saunders and, assuming he wins the Republican nomination, will go after Clinton as we have seldom before seen in politics. The 11 city wards with the highest margin of Clinton voters were all majority-Black North St. Louis wards with Black aldermen, starting with Ward 27 (where Clinton beat Sanders by 1,410 votes, almost her entire statewide margin) and Antonio French's 21 Ward, where Clinton beat Sanders by 1,289 votes. But he said that while "we know we've got a hill to climb", he was pleased his campaign was able to accumulate more delegates and he had a strategy to take his campaign to the summer convention in Philadelphia.
Indeed, an anointed presidential candidate often falters in the general election because it's the first time they face the fierce heat of media and public scrutiny as a would-be president. Clinton has a stronger presence among the 18 to 40 age group, they said. "It's an important stretch", said a Sanders fundraising e-mail on Monday afternoon.
"I don't think she's a good presidential candidate".
All of this makes us wonder - what would we have seen if both parties had agreed to a primary closer to March 1, or even March 8 as Secretary of State Kim Wyman proposed?
At seventeen delegates overall, Democrats Abroad is one of the smaller primaries - a delegate smaller than Wyoming, but larger than Guam. Sanders' most demographically favorable states are coming up, and the race seems likely to end in a photo-finish.