US West Virginia Primary Result Candidates, West Virginia Opinion Poll 2016,West Virginial primary winner, Democratic primaries schedule winner candidate, Bernie sanders,Hillary Clinton

Last Modified: May 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm

US West Virginia Primary Result Candidates, West Virginia Opinion Poll 2016,West Virginial primary winner, Democratic primaries schedule winner candidate, Bernie sanders,Hillary Clinton

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is making his way back into the race. 

Sanders kept his hopes alive for the Democratic presidential nominee by pulling off an upset win in the Indiana primary last week and now he has repeated it by registering an impressive win in the West Virginia primary. Sanders got 50.8% of the vote in the mountain state in comparison to Clinton’s 38.2 percent.

Last month, former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton ran off a series of victories in the North-eastern states which made all the political observer’s to think that sanders’ long campaign for Democratic nomination has finally grounded.

But sanders refused to accept the conventional wisdom. 

Though the win at West Virginia is still not enough and Sanders is still far away from the Democratic nomination. The win as added only a couple of Pledged delegates to sanders side. With only one month left in the primary season, sanders has to win almost 70 percent of the remaining delegates to push Clinton out of the way and make some serious grab. Even assuming he makes it to this margin, there is still no guarantee. Because the 500 plus Super-delegates – who are free to vote as per their own choice, not by people’s will – have committed themselves to Clinton. 

Presumptive Republican nominee, Donald trump, on the other hand is happy to see the Democratic battle of stretch out. This week he mocked Clinton saying “she can’t close the deal” with her own party’s voters.

Oregon and Kentucky are going to primaries next week. A recent poll by DHM Research shows Clinton winning 48% to 33% though Oregon has long been expected to be a strong sanders state.

Irrespective of what happens next week, Clinton is likely to be the Democratic nominee for the presidential race. She still would need to win the California primary on June 7 to “close the deal”. Currently Clinton has 2,240 delegates on her side while Sanders has 1,473. 

 

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