With five states going to the polls tonight, anyone who covers or follows politics knew this was going to be a rather eventful night. Especially this late into the primary election where we’ve reached a make or break moment for many candidates.
Well, continuing a great evening for Hillary Clinton, it looks like she’s the winner of Delaware as MSNBC called the results about a half hour after the polls closed.
While most experts predicted Clinton would win the state, polling in Delaware was basically non-existent and not a whole lot of information was out there to really gauge exactly what we should expect. Even Nate Silver didn’t have any sort of official prediction for the state. Which made Delaware a little more “exciting” going into this evening.
So, where does this leave Clinton and Sanders? Well, more or less where each candidate was heading into this evening.
From Clinton’s perspective, this win adds to an already solid evening. Heading into tonight she was already the overwhelming favorite hoping to cement her lead over Sanders as all but impossible to overcome. Which seems to be what’s happening this evening.
For Sanders, this night is not going very well for his campaign. Every single loss (especially if they’re significant like in Maryland), makes his already extremely remote chances of coming back all that much more difficult if not nearly impossible. If Sanders needed a miracle to catch Clinton heading into tonight, he might need two after all is said and done this evening.
While the primary race isn’t over until it’s over, after tonight – it’s pretty close to being over.
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