Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016
The landslide win for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders was a surprise to many after the results of the Wisconsin primaries.

The endorsement for Senator Ted Cruz by the presiding governor of the state, Scott Walker, might have been one of the reasons that the candidate had gotten as many votes as he had; there is also the speculation that the Republican party heads wanted him to overpass businessman Donald Trump in the election and be the name on the ballot. Of course, that is only speculation.

“Based on momentum of the race and how Donald Trump gets a lot of key demographics, and how in Wisconsin those demographics play into those swing voters, he might win the primaries there, because I think there are Democrats who would vote for him.

“From a Democrat side, I know Bernie Sanders has a lot of excitement, a lot of energy, with his campaign, but for some reason it hasn’t turned out in votes, so I think Hillary will still win in Wisconsin,” said Franklin Powell when asked his opinion on how the voting will go in Wisconsin before the primaries took place.

A day later, it is evident that the voting went in a different direction. Cruz won by almost a 5000-vote margin, and Bernie by a 15 percent delegate count.

Continuing on with Sanders, he has won the last four states and, adding this win on to his side, he is gaining more support than back in August when he first introduced his campaign. If he can win New York, which will be neck and neck with former secretary of state Hillary Clinton who was senator of the state in the early 2000s.

If Bernie and Cruz continue winning at this momentum, they could be who represents their parties in the election in November.

“I think the Wisconsin primary was a big deal because the two front runners got blown out,” said Parker Rabon. “Bernie Sanders won, and Ted Cruz also came out with a really big win, and neither of those were expected.”


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