US Election News: Donald Trump Gets 39 Delegates During Republican Nebraska & West Virginia Primaries So Far, Bernie Sanders Takes Democratic West Virginia Primary, & More
Donald Trump gets 39 delegates during today’s Republican Nebraska and West Virginia primaries so far. The controversial GOP candidate has managed to secure all 36 delegates available in Nebraska. Meanwhile, Trump also managed to get three of the 34 delegates available in West Virginia, according to result from Associated Press.
Bernie Sanders takes the Democratic West Virginia primary. With 31 percent of votes in, the Vermont senator has been declared the winner in West Virginia. He managed to get 50 percent of the tallied votes or 47,111. Meanwhile, Clinton managed to get 39.2 percent of the votes so far, or 36,872. Of the 29 delegates available here, Sanders managed to secure 14 while Clinton won over 10.
Joe Biden predicts Hillary Clinton as the country’s next president. The U.S. vice president said he “feels confident” that the former secretary of state will soon be declared the Democratic party’s presidential nominee and later on, the country’s next president. These were his thoughts when he did an interview on “Good Morning America,” according to a report from ABC News.
Meanwhile, he also talked about the “Cancer MoonShot” initiative President Obama had announced Biden would lead earlier this year.
Donald Trump got a white nationalist delegate and didn’t know about it. It’s not clear whether Trump’s camp is aware of white nationalist group or people who have proudly declared themselves as white nationalists for some time now. Either way, Trump’s campaign approved William Johnson, a known white nationalist, to be one of its delegates during the Republican National Convention.
In fact, Mother Jones reports that Johnson had even received a congratulatory email from Trump’s California delegate coordinator, Katie Lagomarsino. Early on, Johnson was also tapped to do a robocall for Trump. Meanwhile, Trump spokesman Hope Hicks tried to explain that Johnson’s inclusion was a mere result of a supposed glitch.
According to The Washington Post, she said, “A database error led to the inclusion of a potential delegate that had been rejected and removed from the campaign’s list in February 2016.”
Is someone trying to blow up supporters of Sanders? If you’ve heard about Bernie Sanders glowsticks, don’t even think about making them. According to a report from Bustle, the concoction in making the supposedly harmless blue glowsticks is actually a recipe for a bomb filled with toxic chlorine gas.
Although it’s hard to trace the origin of this glowstick campaign, it is certain it is not from the Sanders camp. For one, whoever posted it assumed the Vermont’s senator’s name is Sander and not Sanders.