Two down, one to go, for presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, who hopes to win a trifecta in Saturday’s caucuses to chip away at Hillary Clinton’s lead, as the two candidates vie for the Democratic party’s nomination.
In the biggest contest of the night with 101 delegates at stake, the Pacific Northwest state of Washington has just been called for Sanders after he was leading by a huge margin, garnering 70 percent of the vote. In one county, almost 90 percent of ballots were cast for Sanders.
The Alaska race has also been called for Sanders, who will pick up all of the state’s nine delegates.
#Bernie wins Alaska and the right to look at Russia from Sarah Palin’s house anytime he wants.
9 of 16 delegates to him, HIllary 0, so far.
— Steve Gelder (@SteveGelder) March 26, 2016
With today’s win Bernie is only down approx 170 delegates ( without the super delegates ). Still think it’s over ?
— Tuesday (@mommawarnedme) March 26, 2016
With progressive cities like Seattle, which recently elected its own socialist city council member, Kshama Sawant, Sanders supporters in Washington hoped for a big turn out in support of the Vermont senator. And they got it.
Meanwhile, over in one of President Barack Obama’s home states, Hawaii, polls are still open.
Bernie wins Alaska and Washington state – and probably Hawaii. Feel the Bern!
— Bill Press (@bpshow) March 26, 2016
Could it be that Sanders was boosted by the little bird during his Portland, Oregon rally on Friday, while Clinton was joking about mansplaining with late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel?
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