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Upset Alert: Bernie Sanders Beats Hillary in Michigan

Upset Alert: Bernie Sanders Beats Hillary in Michigan

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One of the biggest stories from last night’s mini Super Tuesday was the Sanders upset in Michigan.

Forget about delegate counts and all that jazz for a moment. To fully appreciate the Sanders Michigan win, check out the pre-primary polling. Clinton was up anywhere from twenty to thirty points. TWENTY.

From Real Clear Politics:

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Politico reported:

Bernie Sanders scored one of the biggest victories of his underdog campaign Tuesday by beating Hillary Clinton in Michigan, a delegate-rich state where she led by double digits in the closing days before voting.

The 2-point upset came after both candidates invested time and money in the state, and fuels the argument from Sanders’ camp that he should not be written off after Clinton’s earlier wins.

The outcome in Michigan is significant for Sanders because it demonstrates an ability to compete in diverse primary states — counteracting a knock frequently leveled at him by Clinton allies that he has only performed well in largely white states.

“What tonight means is the Bernie Sanders campaign, the people’s revolution that we are talking about, the political revolution we have been talking about, is strong in every part of the country,” Sanders told reporters in Miami before the race was called. He predicted success in upcoming states, including in the West.

In a statement after he was declared the winner, Sanders added: ““I am grateful to the people of Michigan for defying the pundits and pollsters and giving us their support. This is a critically important night. We came from 30 points down in Michigan and we’re seeing the same kind of come-from-behind momentum all across America.

Michigan’s open primaries may have lead to Clinton’s downfall.

Michigan had 130 Democratic delegates. 65 of those go to Sanders for his narrow win, but Clinton walks out with 58.

Meanwhile, Matt Yglesias has questions:

And we have answers:

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WTH, is that Burny’s twin brother standing behind him, in the first picture?

That picture reminds me of the two-headed alien from Men In Black II. Wonder what planet Burny is from?

The only thing you need to do to win the Democratic nomination is promise the most free stuff.

Since super Tuesday – Hillary has only won states with a significant black population. Bernie has won all the white states. If this trend is changing – watch out.

The next debate between Hillary and Bernie should be crucial. I think it must be Thursday Night on PBS. The TV Guide shows a listing for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW!

Sanders was robbed in Iowa. Mugged with 64 to 1 odds against Hillary’s coin tosses. So I think that should be in his column too plus the New Hampshire fiasco where he walloped her on the popular vote and ‘super delegates’ tipped it right back into her pocket.

He’s not my candidate by a long shot but he is getting shafted.

It will be interesting to see if he adopts a more centrist strategy and aims for the majority voters. A smaller percentage of those beats a bigger percentage of minority voters.

There are rumors that the hillary camp was out telling her voters to go to the GOp primary and vote for Cruz, Rubio or Kasich to upset things.

This may have cost her the victory. So hopefully now the only crossovers we get are people who intend to vote R in the general election.

Doesn’t matter, the superdelegates will ensure their preferred candidate (Hillary) takes the nomination.

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