Donald Trump led the Republican field there, 39%-24% over Ted Cruz.
In a statement after his victory in Kansas, Sanders pointed to wins in a geographic range of states. It takes 2,383 delegates to win the nomination.
“We think we’re going to do very well here on Tuesday in your great state, but no matter who wins, on our worst day we will be infinitely better than the Republicans on their best day”, Sanders said Saturday night.
“It’s a radical idea when we look at Flint, Michigan, that we see the infrastructure literally collapsing before our eyes and say we should invest in rebuilding our infrastructure all over America”, Sanders said.
Some states require candidates to get at least 20 percent of the vote to claim any delegates, but candidates in Kentucky must get just 5 percent of the statewide vote to get delegates, and in Kansas and ME the bar is 10 percent. But rival Cruz said at an event in Idaho, which votes on Tuesday, that “the scream you hear-the howl you hear from Washington, DC – is utter terror for what we the people are doing together”. That means it’s harder to have a breakout that changes the nature of the race. Both Democrats have campaigned heavily in Nebraska and saturated the state with ads.
What he doesn’t have are the delegates-or at least enough of them. Because Louisiana’s primary is proportional, Sanders could still get a share to add to his total under party rules. Leaving the Superdelegates out of the calculations, Clinton needs to win 58% of the remaining delegates that will be up for grabs in future primaries and caucuses, while Sanders would need to win of the 65% remaining delegates.
Heading into Saturday’s round of voting, Clinton had 1,066 delegates to Sanders’ 432, including super-delegates – members of Congress, governors and party officials who can support the candidate of their choice.
Until Trump won Louisiana, Cruz was nibbling away at Trump’s delegate lead. Rand Paul. The early March presidential caucus was created so Paul could run for president and re-election to the Senate without violating a state law banning candidates from appearing on the ballot twice in one day. Rubio has 116 and Kasich, 28. – Bernie Sanders supporter Brent Crampton, 31, who came to a caucus site near Omaha, Nebraska, at 8 a.m., after working as a DJ until 4 a.m. He said the Democratic race “was just too important to me to sleep in”. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination.
“It is time for Gov. Snyder to give Detroit schools back to the people of Detroit“, Clinton said, referencing the fact the district has been controlled by a state-appointed emergency manager for several years. She’s drawn strong support from black voters, a sizable part of the Louisiana Democratic primary electorate.
Trump has 378 delegates and Cruz has 295. The impoverished city’s government was under state control at the time.
Vince Powers, the state Democratic chairman, said Sanders’ visit to the state two days before the caucuses and a jump in registered Democrats since December were possible boosts for the Vermont senator, the victor.