In a carefully unpublicized upset, Bernie Sanders has managed to win in the trifecta of western elections Tuesday night. Although Sanders won in number of committed delegates (the only numbers which truly matter in the race) you would not have known it from the major media’s coverage of it last night.
The March 22 races for the Democratic Party candidate were crucial to win for the well-funded Clinton political machine. The Sanders insurgency has so far upset all the plans for Wall Street’s anointed candidate, Hillary Clinton, to effortlessly be crowned the Democratic candidate for President. Their anointed Republican candidate, Jeb Bush, despite being well-funded, failed to gain any traction in the early Republican primaries and caucuses and finally admitted defeat. This just leaves Goldwater Girl Hillary as their last best hope, although in the end any candidate willing to take their money will do.
Clouding the election night results was the terrible tragedy of Terrorist attacks in Brussels, which ISIS managed to carry out despite Belgian authorities having their leader in custody. The big news yesterday would have been the electoral results had it not been for this unexpected event. Regardless of the facts, the major networks, whose bias against the Sanders campaign has been apparent from the very beginning, managed to turn the election results on their head and somehow proclaim Hillary Clinton the winner last night.
For those who did not stay up to watch the complete results, or who, like the media pundits, are incapable of doing the math, the result are these:
Arizona: 85 delegates total. Hillary: 41 Sanders: 22
Utah: 37 delegates total. Hillary: 5 Sanders: 17
Idaho: 27 delegates total. Hillary: 5 Sanders: 18
Net Delegates Gained: Hillary 51 Sanders: 57
The Arizona primary was closed to any new voters wishing to join the electoral process, so in essence it was only legacy democrats voting, who, if the past is indication, will not be enough to secure the Democrats the White House this year. Even though it was open only to party stalwarts, Bernie Sanders still managed to secure about 37% of the votes in that primary. In Utah and Idaho, which were open to new voters as well as old, Bernie Sanders enjoyed landslides in both states.
So who won? The Corporate news media is trying desperately to spin it as a Clinton win, yet with a majority of delegates going to Sanders and a majority of states under consideration also going to the Sanders camp, Tuesday night’s results cannot be considered anything but a clear win for the Sanders Campaign.