Sanders Beats Clinton In Democrats Abroad Primary By 2-to-1 Margin
As the presidential primary contest unfold, Senator Bernie Sanders has had some surprising victories in very important states.
His biggest upset came in Michigan, where he took the state after polls predicted he’d lose by double-digits. As the upcoming races in the West and the North get closer, the Sanders camp hopes to win by some big margins.
In fact, he got the kind of margin he needs in the “Democrats abroad” primary which he won handily. Sadly, he only gained five delegates on the front-runner, Hillary Clinton.
The Hill reports:
According to the Democratic National Committee, Sanders defeated Clinton 69 percent to 31 percent, winning 23,779 votes to Clinton’s 10,689.
All told, 34,570 registered Democrats living outside the United States participated in 150 voting events around the world.
Sanders scored an early win in the first contest, held on March 1 in Wellington, New Zealand.
The victory gives Sanders nine pledged delegates, and Clinton will add four delegates to her commanding lead.
Despite Sanders’s overwhelming margin of victory, three of the Democrats abroad superdelegates have committed to supporting Clinton for the nomination at the party’s national convention in July. Only one is backing Sanders.
And four other superdelegates from the Democrats abroad group remain uncommitted.