After Bernie Sanders’ surprise wins in the recent primaries, Hillary Clinton’s chief campaign strategist revealed that the Vermont Senator could make it difficult for her to win New York.
As per the latest results, Hillary Clinton has won 1,712 delegates, while Bernie Sanders caught up fast with 1,004.
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To be the Democratic nominee for the 2016 presidential race, a candidate must have 2,383 delegates, and there are still 2,049 available delegates in the states that have not voted yet.
The chief campaign strategist of the former Secretary of State, Joel Benenson, told the media during a conference call, that New York will be difficult to win. This is despite the fact that the former first lady served as a U.S. Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009.
Current polls indicate that Hillary Clinton is still ahead of Bernie Sanders. But since the latter has won five of the last contested states, the Clinton camp should be cautious.
However, Joel Benenson continued to say that even if Sanders wins New York, he will only have 291 delegates added to his tally, and that number will not be enough to cut into Clinton’s national lead.
Other political analysts have calculated that the senator needs to secure 57 percent of all the remaining delegates in order to win the nomination. The primaries in New York will take place on April 19.
Bernie Sanders Wins Big In Washington, Alaska And Hawaii
Hillary Clinton’s chief campaign strategist also added that despite the possibility of Bernie Sanders winning New York, it is not that big of a deal, as he has not been winning by landslides in the other big states, such as California. The senator, however, has won 73 percent of the vote in the Washington caucuses, 82 percent in Alaska, and 71 percent in Hawaii.
Earlier this month, Sanders revealed his new plan to steal superdelegates from Clinton. His strategy: convince superdelegates to vote for him during the Democratic National Convention. A total of 469 superdelegates has pledged for Hillary Clinton so far, while the senator has a mere 29 pledges. The former Secretary of State boasted about this at one of her recent rallies. She went on to say that she has surpassed the number of superdelegates that President Barack Obama had during the 2012 presidential elections.
Bernie Sanders Will Try To Win Over Superdelegates
In a recent interview, the Vermont senator stood by his claim that he is the stronger candidate. He also insisted that the superdelegates should listen to the people of their home state despite what the primary votes say.
With the senator’s recent wins, many critics are urging Hillary Clinton to concede. The drumbeat of criticism for Clinton has especially grown louder in light of the “emailgate” scandal. Allegedly, Clinton breached national security laws when she used a private server and a personal email to conduct official business while serving as Secretary of State.
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Federal prosecutors are reviewing the case and will soon question the Democratic candidate about it. Investigators believe that the emails she kept from the State Department were not screened properly, and many were supposedly deleted. Now, an intense effort is being made by Federal officials to restore the deleted emails which contained Top Secret, Secret, and Confidential files. At this point, it remains unclear what charges, if any, the former Secretary will face.
The email scandal hasn’t helped Clinton’s public image, either. A March CBS/Times poll and a Fox News poll shows that nationally, 64 percent of women find Hillary Clinton “dishonest and not trustworthy.” Young feminists have reportedly been choosing Bernie Sanders over her, as per surveys.
Amazing story today w/ NY Times/CBS poll: Sanders beats Trump by a BIGGER margin than Clinton. And he’s only 5pts behind her with Dems.
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Given the high percentage of potential voters that find Hillary Clinton unfavorable, analysts project that Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has a better chance of beating her over Bernie Sanders in the final race for the White House.
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