The Washington Democratic caucuses are a must-win for Bernie Sanders, and supporters of both Sanders and Hillary Clinton can get results in a choice of live stream options by scrolling down on this page, as Sanders appears poised to have perhaps his best night of the campaign so far, with both Alaska and Hawaii also holding caucuses Saturday — with results streaming in late into the evening given the differences in time zones.
Washington, of course, lies in the Pacific Time Zone, three hours behind Eastern Time. But Alaska is an hour behind Pacific Time and Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time runs three hours behind the Pacific Time Zone (during Daylight Savings Time), six hours behind the East. In other words, for political junkies on the East Coast, Saturday will be a late night.
Democrats alone will caucus on Saturday. The next Republican contest will be the Wisconsin primary on April 5.
Washington is the big prize on Saturday night, with 101 pledged delegates to be allocated between Sanders and Clinton proportionally based on the results of the caucus voting. For Sanders, who after cutting Clinton’s lead by 17 delegates on Tuesday still trails by 293, not only is winning Washington essential, but he also needs to win by as large a margin as possible.
Including Alaska and Hawaii, 142 delegates will be available on Saturday. According to the election-predicting statistical site FiveThirtyEight, Sanders needs to take 81 of those delegates, or about 57 percent, to remain on track to catch Clinton and win the nomination.
Though polling in all three states has been virtually non-existent, the demographics of each — predominantly white — favor Sanders over Clinton, who draws the foundation of her support from African-American and Latino voters.
So can Bernie Sanders pull off the three-state sweep, slashing Clinton’s delegate lead by at least another 20 delegates? To find out, get the election results in one of the following live stream videos — or scroll to the bottom of the page for other ways to get live caucus results.
ABC News Go offers live coverage of all primary and caucus results throughout the campaign in the video below.
For results served up with a conservative point of view, the right-leaning news channel Newsmax offers coverage in the video below.
Finally, watch American cable news coverage in the video below.
The Sanders campaign is not only confident of victory in Washington, but it also has very specific expectations, despite the lack of public polling there.
— Bernie Sanders USA (@SandersForUSA) March 25, 2016
The competition between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton has at times become acrimonious, particularly between the supporters of the two candidates. On Friday Sanders supporters accused the Clinton campaign of attempting to pull off a “dirty trick” by allegedly sending out a flyer containing incorrect information about caucus locations in Washington.
— Guerrilla Socialists (@GuerrillaDems) March 25, 2016
But the Sanders campaign as well as the state Democratic party waved off the mailing as an honest mistake stemming from the fact that caucus locations change frequently.
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Live streaming feeds with commentary and immediate results from the three major cable news networks are also available online, although they mostly require login credentials. Find the CNN feed at this link, MSNBC here at this link, and Fox News by clicking here. Or try this alternative link to get live Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii results.
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