Clinton Will Win NY & Sanders Won’t Quit


The Bernie Sanders hot streak will end tonight as Hillary Clinton will land the lion share of the delegates in today’s big New York primary. The former two tern senator from New York is likely to start her own winning streak as the race turns to the east and Clinton Country.

Meanwhile, Sanders is currently on a hot streak. He posted commanding victories in two of the three March 22 contests and then reeled off five straight statewide wins in the contests that followed: Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington on March 26; Wisconsin on April 5; and Wyoming on April 9.

Nate Silver and his FiveThirtyEight team give Sanders a 1 percent chance of pulling off the upset.

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A loss on Tuesday would mean more than just an end to Sanders’ “momentum”; it also would tilt the delegate math even more in Clinton’s favor. According to the Associated Press estimates, Hillary enters Tuesday leading by 261 pledged delegates and by nearly 700 total when you factor in superdelegates.

After New York, there will be fewer than 1,500 pledged delegates still up for grabs. Clinton is favored in all five of next Tuesday’s big primaries headed by Pennsylvania and like it or not Sanders is running out of time.

Bernie Sanders

There is no doubt that he has the money and the support to go all the way to the first Tuesday in June when both New Jersey and California will close out the 2016 Democratic primary season. Sanders has plenty of reasons to stay in the race and to force the party and Clinton to listen to him and his followers.

Tuesday, April 26

Connecticut – 28 Republican delegates, 70 Democratic, delegates awarded proportionally

Delaware – 16 Republican delegates, 31 Democratic, winner-take-all

Maryland – 38 Republican delegates, 118 Democratic, winner-take-all

Pennsylvania – 71 Republican delegates, 210 Democratic. Republican delegates are winner-take-all; Democratic delegates are awarded proportionally.

Rhode Island – 19 Republican delegates, 33 Democratic, delegates awarded proportionally

Tuesday, May 3

Indiana – 57 Republican delegates, 92 Democratic, winner-take-all

Saturday, May 7

Guam Democratic primary – 12 delegates

Tuesday, May 10

Nebraska Republican primary – 36 delegates

West Virginia – 37 Republican delegates, 34 Democratic

Tuesday, May 17

Kentucky Democratic primary – 61 delegates

Oregon primary – 28 Republican delegates, 72 Democratic, delegates awarded proportionally

Tuesday, May 24

Washington Republican primary – 44 delegates, delegates awarded proportionally

Saturday, June 4

Virgin Island Democratic caucus – 12 delegates

Sunday, June 5

Puerto Rico Democratic caucus – 67 delegates

Tuesday, June 7

California – 172 Republican delegates, 546 Democratic, delegates awarded proportionally

Montana – 27 Republican delegates, 27 Democratic, winner-take-all

New Jersey – 51 Republican delegates, 142 Democratic, winner-take-all

New Mexico – 24 Republican delegates, 43 Democratic delegates, delegates awarded proportionately

North Dakota Democratic caucus – 23 delegates

South Dakota – 29 Republican delegates, 25 Democratic, winner-take-all

Tuesday, June 14

District of Columbia Democratic caucus – 46 delegates

 

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.