Millions of Americans are “feeling the Bern,” and the movement appears to be growing. (Marc Nowell / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Updated 8:35 a.m. PST:

Take a look at the numbers from Saturday night’s caucuses in which Sanders won landslide victories in three states. You can also check out The New York Times’ interactive map here.


The race for the Democratic nomination isn’t over yet.

Bernie Sanders won caucuses in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii by wide margins Saturday to close the delegate lead against Hillary Clinton. Sanders captured 73 percent of the vote in Washington, which had 101 pledged delegates at stake; 82 percent in Alaska, which had 16 pledged delegates; and 70 percent in Hawaii, which had 25 pledged delegates.

Although victories had been expected for Sanders, the large margins provide new momentum for his campaign after disappointing losses to Clinton in the South, Ohio, Florida and North Carolina this month.

“We knew from Day 1 that we were going to have a politically hard time in the Deep South, which is the conservative part of our party,” Sanders said from a campaign rally in Madison, Wis., on Saturday afternoon. “We also knew things were going to improve as we headed west.

“We are making major inroads into Secretary Clinton’s lead, and we have, with your support — coming to Wisconsin — we have a path toward victory.”

To win the nomination, a candidate needs 2,383 of the 4,765 total delegates. After Saturday, Sanders had 1,004 delegates (975 pledged delegates and 29 superdelegates) to Clinton’s 1,712 (1,243 pledged and 469 super), with 2,049 total delegates remaining.

The next primary is April 5 in Wisconsin, where 96 delegates, including 86 pledged, are up for grabs.

—Posted by Eric Ortiz

Wait, before you go…

If you're reading this, you probably already know that non-profit, independent journalism is under threat worldwide. Independent news sites are overshadowed by larger heavily funded mainstream media that inundate us with hype and noise that barely scratch the surface.  We believe that our readers deserve to know the full story. Truthdig writers bravely dig beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that tells you what’s really happening and who’s rolling up their sleeves to do something about it.

Like you, we believe a well-informed public that doesn’t have blind faith in the status quo can help change the world. Your contribution of as little as $5 monthly or $35 annually will make you a groundbreaking member and lays the foundation of our work.

Support Truthdig