FEATURING BILL FLETCHER – Bernie Sanders just won West Virginia’s primary on Tuesday, pulling in a whopping 51.4% of the vote compared to Hillary Clinton’s 35.8%. The results mean he gets 18 of the state’s delegates compared to Clinton’s 11. But election analysts are still saying that Clinton’s delegate lead is insurmountable. The West Virginia win comes on the heels of a Sanders win in Indiana.
Now a growing chorus on social media dubbed #DropOutHillary is pointing to polls that have consistently shown Sanders doing far better against the presumptive GOP nominee, Donald Trump, than Clinton. In fact a new poll by Quinnipiac conducted in early May shows Clinton with only a 1% edge over Trump in Florida and Pennsylvania, while in Ohio, Trump beats her by 4% in a potential matchup.
Sanders handily beats Trump in the same poll, leading to a singular conclusion that if the Democrats want the best chance of avoiding a Trump Presidency, the party’s super-delegates are better off switching over to Sanders.
Bill Fletcher, is a racial justice, labor and international activist, and author of ,They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions & Solidarity Divided’.