Sanders takes two of three primaries but Hillary wins more delegates

Bernie Sanders won the caucus states of Kansas and Nebraska on Saturday, but with a big win in the Louisiana primary, Hillary Clinton took home more delegates.

ABC News:

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders won 68 percent of the vote compared to 32 percent for Clinton. Delegates are allocated proportionally and there is a 15% threshold so both candidates will get delegates.

Clinton maintains a comfortable 1121-479 lead in delegates over Sanders who, unlike Republican candidates, will not be able to make up ground in winner take all primaries. Democrats have abandoned that practice and now, all delegates are awarded on a proportional basis. Clinton also has 458 Superdelegates to Sanders' 22. 

Unless there is a total Clinton collapse, Sanders has no chance to catch her. But he can force her to continue campaigning, spending money to win primaries and slowly build her delegate count to a majority. That's good news for Republicans who were hurt in 2012 as President Obama was able to save his cash for the general election while Republicans were battling it out well into May.

Bernie Sanders won the caucus states of Kansas and Nebraska on Saturday, but with a big win in the Louisiana primary, Hillary Clinton took home more delegates.

ABC News:

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders won 68 percent of the vote compared to 32 percent for Clinton. Delegates are allocated proportionally and there is a 15% threshold so both candidates will get delegates.

"The biggest states are yet to come. New York State, California, Oregon, Washington State. States that we think we can do very well in. Every state is important," Sanders said at a campaign event in Michigan on Saturday night. "Michigan is important. We’re going to win some, we’re going to lose some. But, I think basically that we have a path towards victory. I’m very proud, not only that we seem to be winning these states, but winning them with pretty big numbers.”

Speaking Saturday night in Detroit, Michigan, Clinton congratulated Sanders for “running a strong campaign.”

“I am thrilled we are adding to our pledged delegate count. I am grateful to everyone who turned out to support us,” she said. “But now all eyes turn to Michigan. And I can tell you this we’re going to work for every vote.”

Clinton also criticized Republicans and said our politics has been “hijacked” by “extreme ideologues all across the country.”

For the day, Clinton won 55 delegates to 47 for Bernie Sanders.

Clinton maintains a comfortable 1121-479 lead in delegates over Sanders who, unlike Republican candidates, will not be able to make up ground in winner take all primaries. Democrats have abandoned that practice and now, all delegates are awarded on a proportional basis. Clinton also has 458 Superdelegates to Sanders' 22. 

Unless there is a total Clinton collapse, Sanders has no chance to catch her. But he can force her to continue campaigning, spending money to win primaries and slowly build her delegate count to a majority. That's good news for Republicans who were hurt in 2012 as President Obama was able to save his cash for the general election while Republicans were battling it out well into May.