Bernie Sanders has officially beaten Hillary Clinton in Alaska, Washington, and now Hawaii in three landslide victories in a single day. According to New York Daily News writer Shaun King, Sen. Sanderswon every county in Washington State tonight. Sanders also won the Utah and Idaho caucuses on Tuesday, making him the victor in five of the last six states. In Hawaii, Clinton was defeated by a 70-29 margin, with Bernie earning a wide majority of the Aloha State’s 25 pledged delegates.
It’s a sweep that gives hard proof to Bernie’s calm refrain over the last few weeks — “We believe we have a path to victory.” Mainstream media outlets were quick to trumpet the death of the Sanders campaign after Clinton won the more conservative Southern states, but the repeated assertion that the rest of the electoral map is more favorable to Bernie has now been proven true.
Hawaii made headlines recently when Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard quit her post as vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and endorsed Bernie Sanders. She praised him in a recent emotional campaign ad that criticizes the slower approach of Clinton.
In the ad, titled “The Cost of War“, the Iraq veteran lauded Bernie’s vote against the Iraq War and his pledge to “take the trillions of dollars that are sent on these interventionist, regime-change, unnecessary wars, and invest it here at home.”
She also criticized the slow, gradual strategy of the Clinton campaign for progress.
“The American people are not looking to settle for inches,” Gabbard said. “They’re looking for real change. What I saw in Bernie Sanders was the heart of Aloha. No matter who you are or where you come from in this country, that we are all in this together.”