According to the Associated Press, Bernie Sanders has won the Maine Democratic caucus with 64.2 percent of the votes and 14 delegates on March 6, 2016. Tom Bell, with the Associate Press, reported at 2 p.m. EST, voters were lined up in Portland, Maine for half a mile waiting to vote in the Democratic caucus. According to the National Weather Service, it was 30ºF with the wind chill. According to Bell’s Twitter page, many who were standing in the cold were there in support of Sanders.
Maine had 533 Democratic caucuses and 30 delegates to offer. On March 5, Hillary Clinton won the Louisiana primary, while Sanders won caucuses in Nebraska and Kansas. Even though Sanders won more states this weekend, Clinton has won more delegates, at 65, while Sanders received 47. Including pledged and superdelegates, Clinton leads overall with 1,121 to 479.
On This Week with George Stephanopoulos, March 6, Sanders said they had created a pathway toward the direction of victory. This leaves Sanders supporters believing that he is still in this race and is not giving up.
Sanders is hopeful that he will do well on the West Coast, specifically, in California, Washington, and Oregon. He also believes he can take the states of Michigan and New York. So he maintains his positive attitude with his victory in Maine.
By Jeanette Smith
ABC News: Bernie Sanders Wins Maine Democratic Caucuses
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