Bernie Sanders is crushing Hillary Clinton in Democrats Abroad primaries

Democrats Abroad voting Copenhagen

Attribution: Daily Kos member “copenmiller”

The Democrats Abroad primary began on March 1.

Live votes were held in many overseas locations between March 1 and March 6, and ballots could be mailed as late as March 8. Final results will not be announced unit March 21. This primary was open to all voters who live abroad, and who are not voting in any State primary. Democrats Abroad will send a total of 21 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 25-28, 2016. For more information, see the official Democrats Abroad website.

Results from the live in-person part of the vote are stunning. It’s utter domination by Bernie. He has won all 34 of the 34 reported precincts across the globe, often by gaping margins:

Provisional Results
Date Location Sanders Clinton
March 1 Canada – Vancouver 88 44
Costa Rica – Escazú 20 6
Denmark – Copenhagen 160 53
France – Grenoble 35 6
France – Marseille 31 23
Germany – Munich 83 50
Guatemala – La Antigua 61 53
Ireland – Dublin 98 37
Japan – Tokyo 94 14
Luxembourg – Luxembourg City 40 25
New Zealand – Wellington 21 6
Spain – Barcelona 85 36
Spain – Madrid 323 107
Sweden – Gothenburg 60 20
Switzerland – Geneva 112 104
United Kingdom – Cambridge 82 48
United Kingdom – Edinburgh 231 62
United Kingdom – London 387 243
United Kingdom – Oxford 85 49
March 2 Costa Rica – Grecia 33 15
Thailand – Bangkok 82 55
March 3 Costa Rica – Pérez Zeledón 32 3
Sweden – Stockholm 69 32
Thailand – Pattaya 15 11
March 4 Costa Rica – Quepos 23 19
France – Paris 141 54
France – Toulouse 31 13
Thailand – Bangkok 73 32
March 5 Costa Rica – San José 22 15
Germany – Cologne/Bonn 20 10
Ireland – Galway 42 26
Spain – Barcelona 169 58
Sweden – Stockholm 87 41
Switzerland – Zurich 68 44

Impressive. Over 23,000 people voted in 2008 (Obama trounced Hillary 66% – 33%).

It’s interesting to note the strength Obama and Sanders both show among Democrats Abroad. Perhaps Democrats living in other countries have gained perspective on political possibilities in other places? Or a keener sense of global social injustice? Or, more prosaically, could it be that more moderate and conservative Hillary voters are more motivated to obtain and send in absentee ballots?

Whatever the case may be, chalk this primary up as an all-but-assured dominating Bernie victory.

Yes, it’s small, but every 5- or 10-delegate-gain counts!

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H/T DailyKos

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