Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, had a big win on Tuesday and dealt a strong blow to Hillary Clinton in Indiana, which gave his campaign the needed motivation to continue the fight till this summer’s Democratic convention.
“The Clinton campaign thinks this campaign is over,” Sanders said. “They’re wrong. Maybe it’s over for the insiders and the party establishment, but the voters in Indiana had a different idea.” Sanders was clearly stating that this is a result of a voter rebellion against a Clinton coronation.
Sanders was handily beating Clinton, 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent, with 97 percent of the vote counted. She had led the polls going into Tuesday’s vote.
Still, with the state’s 83 delegates divided proportionally, Clinton will pick up a little less than half of them.
The former secretary of state is 182 delegates short of 2,383 becoming the first major-party female presidential candidate, leading Sanders in delegates, 2,201 to 1,399.
However, this is not enough for Bernie to back down, he’s confident he’ll win upcoming race in West Virginia, Oregon, New Jersey and Kentucky.
The Vermont senator is even proposing another debate with Clinton. “I sense a great deal of momentum. I sense some great victories coming,” he said.
On the other side, Hillary Clinton ignored Indiana this week and continued her campaign in West Virginia and Ohio.
Check out what sen. Bernie Sanders said after the big win in Indiana Tuesday night.