(WTNH)– More than half a million people cast their votes in our state’s presidential primary, choosing the candidate they want to be our next commander in chief.
Of the two, the democratic race was much closer. As the results came in Tuesday night, it was too close to call at times. Then Hillary Clinton started pulling away, and that’s how the night ended.
Clinton ended up winning Connecticut by about 17,000 votes, or about 5 percent. Since all 71 delegates are divided according to the vote, that means probably 3 or 4 more Connecticut delegates for Clinton.
The problem for Bernie Sanders is he also lost in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware Tuesday night. He won Rhode Island, but he is still way behind in the delegate count. It is almost impossible for him to win, and a lot of people are saying it is time for him to drop out and endorse Secretary Clinton.
In her speech Tuesday night, she repeated her appeal to Sanders supporter that there is more that unites them than divides them. She sounded like she was trying to appeal to their ideals, but in her own way.
“That’s why we’re setting bold progressive goals backed up by real plans that will improve. After all, that is how progress gets made. We have to both dreamers and doers,” said Clinton.
The problem for Clinton is many Sanders supporter say they are not buying that. I asked some at Monday’s rally in Hartford if they could back Clinton in November, and most said no, they would vote for the Gren party or someone else.
Sanders himself said that California deserves a voice in the primary process, and they don’t go to the polls until June. The democratic convention is three months from right now, in Philadelphia.