Bernie Sanders Wins Democrats Abroad Primary

Posted: Mar 22, 2016 12:05 PM
Bernie Sanders Wins Democrats Abroad Primary

Sen. Bernie Sanders walloped Hillary Clinton in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary, garnering 69 percent of the vote compared to Clinton's 31 percent. Sanders received nine delegates, and Clinton picked up four.

Turnout in the primary was up 50 percent over 2008 levels.

The Democrats Abroad primary took place between March 1 and March 8, and voters could vote either in person, by mail, email, or by fax. Voters living in more than 170 countries participated in the election.

The only countries won by Clinton were the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, and Singapore.

Despite the win, Sanders still trails Clinton in the overall delegate race 870 to 1,630. To secure the Democratic Party nomination, a candidate needs 2,383 delegates.