Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Secretary Clinton Breaks Out the Victory Broom
The voters in five states spread out from the South to the Midwest went to the polls yesterday for Democratic presidential primary elections. There were 793 delegates at stake with the big symbolic prizes being Florida (246 delegates at stake), Sec. Clinton's home state of Illinois (182 delegates) and Ohio with 160 delegates. North Carolina had 121 delegates at stake and Missouri with 84.
Within minutes of polls closing in Florida and North Carolina came the first indication it would be a YUGE night for Secretary Clinton. The network calls of Clinton wins in Florida and North Carolina came swiftly, with the call for Ohio coming an hour later.
The Ohio win for Clinton was a disappointment for Sanders, who had predicted he would win the state after the shocking upset win in Michigan last week.
Illinois and Missouri took longer to decide, with Clinton taking her home state of Illinois and eked out a narrow win in the Show Me State late thanks to the voters in Kansas City and St Louis.
Told you Bernie supporters that losing the Black vote would cost him the nomination. Clinton's massive 84-16% support with African-American voters was critical to fueling her sweep of all five primary states.
Thanks to the sweep, Sec. Clinton has opened up a 300+ delegate lead on Sanders and effectively ended the talking point among Sanders supporters that Clinton could only win in Southern states.
Next up are caucuses in Utah and Idaho and the primary election in Arizona on March 22. Arizona is the big prize with 85 total delegates..
While Sec. Clinton is not the 2016 presumptive Democratic nominee yet, she took another huge step toward making history as the first woman to win a major party presidential nomination.
The obese opera singer may not be singing yet in this Democratic contest, but is definitely beginning to warm up to sing the aria.