Sanders Takes Hawaii
Bernie Sanders has won the state of Hawaii’s primary caucuses, giving him yet another win in a string of victories that haven’t dented the delegate race much, but have given him “momentum.
Sanders walks away with 17 of the state’s 25 delegates, after taking just shy of 70 percent of the vote. Clinton gets eight delegates, after netting just over 10,000 votes or 30 percent of votes cast.
Well, that’s not entirely true, as Hawaii is a caucus state. Though they do report their raw numbers, unlike Iowa or other caucus states.
The Hill reports:
Sanders won Hawaii with the help of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), who resigned her post at the Democratic National Committee in order to support him.Gabbard, an Iraq war veteran, cut an emotional ad for Sanders days before the primary that shows her surfing in Hawaii while talking about Sanders’ commitment to national defense and veterans.Clinton had some local support of her own. Sens. Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono and Rep. Mark Takai — all Hawaii Democrats — endorsed the former secretary of State.Sanders’s delegate gains in Hawaii will be minor. Entering Saturday, Clinton had 1,223 pledged delegates, with Sanders at 946 delegates. But Sanders did gain some ground with landslide wins on Saturday in Alaska and Washington.And Clinton’s lead is even larger when counting the hundreds of party leaders who have pledged their support as party superdelegates.