Sunday, March 06, 2016
Split Decision In Saturday Democratic Primary Contests
There were two caucuses in Kansas and Nebraska, and a primary election in Louisiana. While Sanders won the two Democratic caucuses in once again, predominately white states, Clinton won the Louisiana primary handily fueled by once again, the African-American vote.
The end result was that Sanders lost ground to Clinton despite the two caucus wins. Blowout win in primary state worth 51 delegates trumps (pun not intended) two caucus wins in state worth combined 55 delegates split proportionately.
Lets look at the math. Sanders won 37 delegates in Kansas and Nebraska to Clinton's 22. but because he lost in Louisiana, Sanders only received 12 delegates while Clinton gained 39 delegates
Sanders total delegates add up to 49, Clinton received 61 which means that she increased her lead by another 11 delegates last night.
Drip, Drip Drip. And while that was happening, she continued to add to that massive superdelegate lead, with more commitments coming her way in the runup to a critical week of contests starting on Tuesday.
Tuesday's contests will talk place in Michigan (130 delegates), Mississippi (36 delegates) and the Democratic caucus in Maine in which 25 delegates will be available.
And FYI, Michigan and Mississippi have large Black populations, Maine doesn't.
This is the lead in to the five Democratic primary contests in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio in which 691 delegates will be up for grabs and once again, Sanders supporters, Black voters will have a major say in who wins those states.
And FYI, just another reminder that early voting is happening in Florida right now..
Clinton is inching closer to that magic number of 2.383 delegates, and we'll have a better idea how close she is to the prize that eluded her in 2008 after this weekend.