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Super Tuesday: Oklahoma and Vermont Primaries Go to Bernie Sanders


Bernie Sanders win in Oklahoma primary on Super Tuesday. This is a crucial victory for him as it strengthened his position as a Democrat front-runner for presidential nomination. Sanders also won Minnesota and Colorado as well as his home state Vermont on Tuesday, according to projections by multiple media outlets.

The Vox News reported that, Oklahoma is one of the states whose outcome was genuinely debated going into Super Tuesday contests and it would also looked upon as the answer to whether Sander’s initial win at the New Hampshire and the tie with Hillary Clinton in Iowa was reminiscent of a lasting appeal within the Democratic Party.

Sanders’ win in Vermont was highly expected as it was his home state. The electorate of the Vermont primary is also similar to those in which he has already scored impressively.

“At the end of tonight, 15 states will have voted. Thirty-five states remain,” the Yahoo News quoted Sanders as telling a crowd in Vermont crowd. “Let me assure you that we are going to take our fight for economic justice, for social justice, for environmental sanity, for a world of peace to every one of those states.”

He assured the crowd that he will still pick up delegates in states he loses on Super Tuesday.

“This is not a general election, it’s not winner-take-all. If you get 52 percent or 48 percent, you end up with roughly the same amount of delegates,” he said.

Though Sanders won Oklahoma and Colorado along with Vermont and Minnesota in the Super Tuesday tests, he lost out on Massachusetts to Hillary Clinton by a close margin.

“All across our country today, Democrats voted to break down barriers so we can all rise together,” the NBC news quoted Clinton as saying in a speech.

Tad Devine, Sanders’ senior adviser, feels that they are going to have the resources all the way.

“I’ve worked with Bernie for 20 years. We’ve never run a negative ad, and I predict we never will,” Devine said.

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