Bernie Sanders Takes National Delegate Lead from Pete Buttigieg

Bernie Sanders Takes National Delegate Lead from Pete Buttigieg

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took the nationwide delegate lead from previous South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Saturday night with a big win in the Nevada caucuses.

And he might never recall.

Buttigieg held a slim delegate lead after the first 2 contests, thanks to a slim win in the Iowa caucuses (though Sanders won the popular vote and has actually challenged the last state delegate count). After Nevada, Sanders has a broad lead— and Buttigieg appears to have no method to recuperate.

A delegate tracker at Organisation Expert had Sanders with 34 and Buttigieg with 23 as of Saturday night.

The fourth contest will be the South Carolina main next Saturday, where Buttigieg has consistently surveyed improperly.

Super Tuesday offers him some hope, however he will likewise be taking on former New york city City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is completing for 2nd or third location in nationwide polls.

Sanders is the first prospect for the nomination of either major party to win the popular vote in the very first 3 contests, going 1-2-3 in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. He is hardly behind previous Vice President Joe Biden in the Palmetto State, providing the possibility of a tidy early-state sweep.

Buttigieg tried to warn Democrats in a speech to advocates that Sanders would lose the general election. Sanders “believes in an inflexible, ideological revolution that overlooks most Democrats, not to mention the majority of Americans,” he stated.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Sanders advocate, shot back: “Attempt to not be so smug when you just got your ass kicked.”

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He earned an A.B. in Social Studies and Environmental Science and Public Law from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Information of a Transformation, which is offered from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak

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