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Bernie Sanders pulled off a shocking upset victory in Michigan on Tuesday, overcoming a double-digit deficit in the polls to win his largest state yet.
Sanders had gambled big on Michigan, pouring resources and time in the expectation that the state would be receptive to his populist economic message and criticism of American free trade agreements.
That bet appears to have paid off in a big way. Sanders's win in Michigan on Tuesday — the Associated Press and MSNBC called the race for Sanders around 11:30 pm — was powered largely by his huge advantage among the white working-class voters and young voters who have been crucial to his coalition, according to initial exit polls.
Sanders's win in Michigan is good for him not just because he will pick up around half of the state's 130 delegates. It also suggests Sanders has a real shot at many of the delegate-rich states — like Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin — that lie ahead.
originally posted by: carewemust
When do the winner-take-all-delegates primaries begin? Simply winning a state right now doesn't seem to have much gravity. For example, in Michigan, Bernie "won", but he had to give 52 delegates to Clinton, while he claimed 63, according to this live update -- www.nytimes.com... . Winning a state feels more like winning 1 game in a 7 game basketball playoff series, this early in the primary season.
originally posted by: muse7
Republicans dream candidate
As in they dream about facing a Socialist in a general election