Sanders wins Kansas and Nebraska, Clinton takes Louisiana

Mar 5, 2016, 6:48 PM | Updated: 9:05 pm
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with African American ministers, Saturday,...
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with African American ministers, Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Bernie Sanders scored two wins in Kansas and Nebraska caucuses on Super Saturday, while Hillary Clinton secured a victory in Louisiana.

The Vermont senator did not have a promising performance on Super Tuesday, when Clinton won by large margins in the states with the most delegates.

Earlier this week, Clinton’s campaign released a memo that set the bar low by predicting that she might lose the caucuses in Nebraska and Kansas. But Clinton still planned to win the Democratic primary in Louisiana, a state with a more diverse voter base, which plays well to her popularity with black voters.

To clinch the Democratic nomination, a candidate needs to obtain 2,383 delegates to clinch the nomination.

The Democratic party awards their delegates proportionally, so candidates focus less on winning states and more on amassing delegates.

Both Clinton and Sanders are eagerly looking ahead to March 15, a delegate-heavy date when Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio will be holding their primaries.

Florida has the largest number of delegates to date, and according to polls, Clinton currently holds the lead in the Sunshine State.

Despite Sanders’ progress in the primaries thus far, Clinton has already locked in a larger number of superdelegates than Sanders. Pledged delegates are based on state primary results, while superdelegates can support any candidate they choose.

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Sanders wins Kansas and Nebraska, Clinton takes Louisiana