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Well, Bernie didn’t just edge Hillary out as expected, he clobbered her.Speaking at the University of Wyoming to a crowd of 2,000 when news of his win came in Sanders thanked Wisconsin voters and said “We have a path toward victory, a path to the Whitehouse.” He jumped out to a 10 to 12 point lead as the votes started coming in, and by the time 52 per cent of the vote was in Clinton dropped down to 44 to 43 per cent of the vote and never climbed out of that hole for the rest of the election. Sanders remained the leader and stayed above 55 per cent of the vote for the rest of the election.
With 99 per cent of the vote reported at 2 a.m. Bernie Sanders won the primary by 56.5 per cent of the vote with 560,419 votes to Clinton’s 43.2 per cent of the vote 428,931 votes.
At this point Sanders had won 45 delegates and Clinton won 31. There were 86 delegates supposedly to be won Tuesday night. When 100 per cent of the vote was in Sanders won 48 delegates to Clinton’s 38. Sanders won by 56.6 per cent or 567,936 votes to Clinton’s 43.1 per cent or 432,767 votes.
Cruz, who had been anointed to Stop Trump by the GOP establishment as represented by Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker who endorsed Cruz, defeated Trump in Wisconsin by 48.3 per cent or 519,404 votes with 98 per cent of the vote reporting. Trump drew a mere 35.1 per cent of the vote or 376,973 votes. In this “Winner Takes Most” election, Cruz won 33 delegates to Trump’s 3. John Kasich drew 14.0 per cent of the vote or 150,970 and no delegates.With 100 per cent of the vote in Cruz won by 48.2 per cent of the vote or 531,129 votes to Trump’s 35.1 per cent or 386,370 votes. Cruz won 36 delegates and Trump won 6. Kasich still trailed and won no delegates.
Looking at tonight’s figures and the crucial New York Primary looming on April l9 the Sanders campaign should be encouraged. Right now the campaign says they trail Clinton in New York by only 10 points. That they defeated her tonight by 13 points may bode well for the Sanders path to victory.
Sanders and Clinton will debate 9-11 p.m. ET April 14 on a show presented by CNN. Sanders has a rescheduled major rally in a NYC park the night before.
The rally will start at 6 p.m. in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village.
So far Sanders has won the last eight elections including the state of Nevada caucus which flipped for Sanders at the Clark County Democratic Convention.
Only the Wyoming Democratic Caucus Saturday, April 9, for 18 delegates, remains between now and the New York primary.
Sanders addressed a crowd of 2,000 at a rally on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie Tuesday before the Wisconsin results were announced.
“With your help on Saturday, we’re going to win here in Wyoming,” he said. “Then we are headed to New York.” The rally featured upbeat oldies music and cheering campaign staff holding signs saying “A Future To Believe In.”
“I think people in this country are tired of establishment politics,” Sanders said.
Bernie’s wife Jane and Hillary’s husband bill have also campaigned in Wyoming.
— C.L. and H.E.