Bernie Sanders pulls out win in Wisconsin, still trails Hillary Clinton for nomination
Apr 5, 2016, 6:51 PM | Updated: 8:28 pm
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Wisconsinites were feeling the Bern on Tuesday as Bernie Sanders won the state’s Democratic presidential primary, but the Vermont senator still trails Hillary Clinton in the delegate count.
Wisconsin, today you sent a strong message: when we stand together there is nothing we cannot accomplish. Thank you! https://t.co/q4R6MeWehI
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 6, 2016
Going into Tuesday, Sanders held a small lead over Clinton in numerous polls, but with the delegates doled out proportionally, he once again failed to make a significant gain on the former secretary of state.
Heading into Tuesday’s primary, Sanders needed to win 67 percent of the remaining Democratic delegates and uncommitted superdelegates through June to be able to clinch the Democratic nomination. So far he’s won 37 percent.
On the eve of the Wisconsin vote, Clinton’s campaign argued she has a clear lead in delegates and votes and that Sanders’ “path forward relies on overturning the will of the voters.”
In a memo published on medium.com Monday night, campaign manager Robby Mook said Clinton has a “nearly insurmountable lead among both delegates and actual voters,” noting that she has won 2.5 million more votes than Sanders.
He also said she leads by 230 pledged delegates and “it’s becoming increasingly unlikely that Sen. Sanders will be able to catch up.”
Mook said Sanders’ strategy now is “a combination of trying to flip pledged delegates at state and county conventions, while also convincing super delegates that he deserves their support.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.