Saturday [March 26, 2015], Bernie Sanders took home three wins, sweeping the Democratic contests held in Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington.
Despite this, Hillary Clinton‘s significant lead in delegate counts is left virtually unaffected. However, it continues to highlight a growing disparity between Clinton and liberal, young voters, a demographic that stands to play a crucial role in the November 2016 election.
“With your help we’re going to win right here in Wisconsin,” Sanders iterated to a hopeful crowd in Madison. “So don’t let anyone tell you we can’t win the nomination, or win the general election. We’re going to do both of those things.”
Yesterday’s outcomes were predicted by Sanders who seems to gaining his momentum as the race moves further up. But, the fact remains, Clinton’s sweep of the South has given her a significant lead ahead of her liberal rival, making it difficult to predict a Sanders nomination come July 2016.
“The Deep South is a very conservative part of the country,” the Vermont Senator said in an interview with the Associated Press. “Now that we’re heading into a progressive part of the country, we expect to do much better.”
Citing an increased outreach to party ‘superdelegates’ who have the choice of picking either candidate and the movement of the race up North, Sanders is set on closing the gap that threatens to cut this race short.