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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 04:48 PM

 

Bernie Sanders-- first non-Christian to win a presidential primary

"Bernie Sanders’ win in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night came with some pretty impressive footnotes:

1. His margin of victory was the highest for a non-incumbent candidate in any state since JFK.

2. He won almost every demographic group—male, female, young, old, moderate, liberal, college educated, high school-educated—with the exception of voters making more than $200,000 per year.

3. He became the first Jewish candidate to win a state primary in U.S. history.

4. He became the first non-Christian candidate to win a state primary in U.S. history.

Sanders isn’t one to emphasize his religious affiliation—his political beliefs make him enough of an outsider as it is—so you won’t read much coverage about the historic nature of his win."

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/02/after-sanders-big-win-in-new-hampshire-establishme.html

Article is mostly discussion about the nature of super-delegates and is worth a read.

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 05:07 PM

1. Off topic

 

but thank you for that link. I've not visited that site before but it is very much worth a visit.

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Response to pugetres (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 07:12 PM

2. eh-- isn't it of historic interest?

 

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