Bernie Sanders claimed three resounding victories on Saturday as caucus-goers in Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington overwhelmingly backed the Vermont senator, proving that his campaign has the “momentum” to battle Democratic rival Hillary Clinton all the way to the convention.
While Sanders was predicted to win in Alaska and Washington, as CNN reports, “the real news is in the sheer size of his victory.”
Indeed, Sanders bested Clinton by more than sixty points in Alaska, where he took 81.6 percent to her 18.4 percent. In Hawaii, he won 70.6 percent to 29.2 percent and in the delegate-heavy Washington, Sanders beat Clinton 72.7 percent to 27.1 percent.
During his victory speech in Madison, Wisconsin, which holds its primary on April 5, Sanders took direct aim at the state’s notorious Republican Governor Scott Walker.
“Democracy means one person and one vote and whether Gov. Scott Walker likes it or not that is exactly what we are going to bring to every state in this country, including Wisconsin,” Sanders told the estimated crowd of 8,000. “And I say to Gov. Walker and all of the other cowardly Republican governors if you can not win or participate in a free and fair election where everybody votes, get out of politics and get a new job.”
“I know that our Republican friends and elected officials tremble at the idea of large numbers of Americans participating in the political process,” Sanders continued. “I’ve got bad news for them. That is exactly what is going to happen in this country.”
Sanders’ speech in Madison was streamed live. Watch:
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