Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will likely wind up with a commanding victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington’s 2016 Democratic presidential precinct caucuses, early results suggest.
Washington Democratic Caucuses — Preliminary Results
Saturday, March 26th, 2016
|Candidate||Percentage||Legislative Delegates||National Delegates|
|Bernie Sanders||74.7%||5,536 (so far)||18 (est)|
|Hillary Clinton||25.1%||1,931 (so far)||5 (est)|
“Washington, thank you for your huge support! It is hard for anybody to deny that our campaign has the momentum,” the Sanders campaign tweeted.
The Clinton campaign has not yet reacted to the mass media’s projections that Sanders will win Washington (as well as Alaska), but earlier today, it was urging supporters in those states plus Hawaii to turn out for Hillary.
Clinton’s campaign anticipated that Sanders could do well in Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii, which are all caucus states.
Wisconsin and Wyoming will be the next states to hold nominating contests, on Tuesday, April 5th, and Saturday, April 9th.
After that, the race shifts to the Atlantic seaboard, with contests in New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
Congratulations to Bernie Sanders on his impressive victory in Washington State, and kudos to everyone who had a hand in making Washington’s Democratic presidential precinct caucuses happen this morning.