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Super Tuesday: Clinton Sweeps the South

Clinton has done splendidly for herself this Super Tuesday.  She swept the southern states with over 30 percentage point leads on Senator Sanders.  She also won a close contest in Massachusetts which pundits said Sanders had to win to stay competitive in the delegate race.  In total, Clinton won seven states Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Sanders won resoundingly in his home state Vermont and picked up 3 other states (Colorado, Minnesota, and Oklahoma), but didn’t do well enough to change the path to the nomination.  Sanders now is trailing to Clinton by 197 delegates 596 to 399.  In proportional delegate races, it is hard for someone to make up a deficit that large.

It is looking more and more certain that Clinton is the inevitable Democratic nominee.  Super Tuesday could have been the nail in the coffin for Sanders campaign.  Sanders only hope moving forward is to hope Clinton is caught in a scandal that forces her to drop out of the campaign.