Tonight in the Democratic Primary, Bernie Sanders has won the state of West Virginia by a wide margin, about 51% to 36%. This follows on the heels of a gratifying win in Indiana last week. Sanders has won 19 states so far, to Mrs. Clinton’s 23.
This was no surprise given Hillary Clinton’s recent statements when speaking about her energy policy: “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” The West Virginia economy is heavily dependent on coal, her election would seem a death nell for the state’s major industry and a huge loss of jobs. She has been hit hard by the Trump Campaign on this statement.
He also stated Donald Trump cannot be President, because he has insulted Latinos, Muslims, women, veterans and African Americans.
In his victory speech, Sanders said he was in this to win. He noted that he has won over 45% of the pledged delegates and he sees a path to the majority of pledges delegates if his win streak continues. Unfortunately with so many superdelegates supporting Hillary, the math become very difficult for him.
This still does not help Sanders get closer to the nomination. While he won 14 delegates to Hillary’s 10 delegates tonight, he still needs more than 85% of the delegates to win the primary outright. A near impossibility unless some super delegates can be shaken loose.
We continue to note the FBI is expected to complete is investigation into Hillary’s unsecure email server, through which she compromised sensitive top secret information. We have been assured an indictment is forthcoming, however time grows short to help Bernie Sanders. FBI Director Comey has said he is not treating this as a political issue, but the issue affects America as a political issue no matter what.