Bernie Sanders Ruffles Hillary Clinton With Win in Wisconsin

Sanders scored his sixth victory in a row

Bernie Sanders has added Wisconsin to his list of recent wins.

The democratic senator from Vermont pulled out a victory over party front-runner Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary, according to polls from Reuters and the Associated Press.

“Wisconsin, today you sent a strong message: when we stand together there is nothing we cannot accomplish. Thank you!” Sanders tweeted following his win.

Of the 86 available delegates in the Badger State, Sanders secured 44 of them to Clinton’s 28, while also garnering 54 percent of the popular vote to the former Secretary of State’s 45 percent.

After Tuesday’s primary Sander has a total of 1,055 and Clinton has 1,740.

2,383 are needed to secure the nomination.

Sanders’ Wisconsin win is his sixth primary victory in a row, as he recently won Hawaii, Washington, Alaska, Utah, and Idaho and has continued to be vocally optimistic about his campaign as the race goes west.

“We knew things were going to improve as we headed West,” he said at a Wisconsin rally before the primary, according to CNN. “We have a path toward victory.”

While tonight’s contest was not enough to seal the nomination in either candidates favor, it was a major win. However, Clinton looked forward after her loss, as she took to Twitter to congratulate Sanders.

“Congrats to @BernieSanders on winning Wisconsin. To all the voters and volunteers who poured your hearts into this campaign: Forward! H”

The next democratic primary is April 9 in Wyoming, just 10 days before the next major contest in New York on April 19, which will divide its 247 delegates proportionally to popular vote.

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