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Hillary Clinton

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Wed Apr 6, 2016, 08:28 AM Apr 2016

Believe it or not, there were some really good signs for Hillary yesterday [View all]

So, first of all both Bernie and Hillary hit their 538 delegate goals yesterday (48-38), meaning each hit exactly what they need to to split the delegates evenly at the end of the primary season. Now Clinton has a sizable delegate lead, which means Bernie actually has to outperform his targets. Instead, the race remains the same--Bernie is still over 200 delegates behind and 86 more delegates are off the board (He's running out of real estate to get out of his sizable hole.).

Secondly, Clinton won the black vote with over 70% of the demographic in Wisconsin. Wisconsin! It is one of her best performances with that demographic in northern states. So all the trumpeting about support shifting to Bernie with that demographic, momentum, etc it just hasn't happened. And if that number translates to NY, well, let's just say she wins going away (Not to mention closed primary, etc).

So let them celebrate this win and Wyoming in a few days. Mathematically, Bernie didn't move the dial at all. He's seriously underwater with black voters, and we're two weeks away from some very delegate rich, diverse and closed contests. I will certainly be doing my part here in NY to close this thing out.

I agree! Her Sister Apr 2016 #1
I'll believe it.. and eager to see them.. thank you! Cha Apr 2016 #2
Black voters don't subscribe to pie-in-the-sky. They see the forest for the trees. I truly admire BlueCaliDem Apr 2016 #14
Thank Goodness for the African American voters in America who are carrying on our Democracy. Cha Apr 2016 #16
In California, the American Independent, Democratic, and Libertarian Parties are allowing BlueCaliDem Apr 2016 #19
Oh thank you.. I wish it were Closed like New York.. I imagine Hillary will have a lot Cha Apr 2016 #20
While I love your OP BlueMTexpat Apr 2016 #3
http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/election-2016/delegate-targets/democrats/ Her Sister Apr 2016 #4
Perhaps your table has updated? BlueMTexpat Apr 2016 #8
3 unaccounted in that table Her Sister Apr 2016 #12
Oh frabjus joy! BlueMTexpat Apr 2016 #22
AH yay! Thanks for updating me too!!!! Her Sister Apr 2016 #23
Love your post! DemonGoddess Apr 2016 #5
Nope, BS needed higher %. HRC made her target with the help of Blacks. Iliyah Apr 2016 #6
Going forward it will be easier for her--only DEMOCRATS will be choosing the DEMOCRATIC nominee. MADem Apr 2016 #7
I agree with you, MADem. eom BlueCaliDem Apr 2016 #15
His campaign has become a con job on his own supporters. CalvinballPro Apr 2016 #9
Pretty much. OhZone Apr 2016 #10
Oh yeah, openly deceptive.. so noticeably.. like he doesn't expect anyone to keep up with all Cha Apr 2016 #17
Enormous K & R. Thanks for posting. Surya Gayatri Apr 2016 #11
Yep rock Apr 2016 #13
K & R SunSeeker Apr 2016 #18
Nice! mcar Apr 2016 #21
Yup and his percentage with black voters.... SaschaHM Apr 2016 #24
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