Sanders Gets Surprise Win in Michigan Primary

6890DDFF-3E01-41EE-B9B4-ED12475D4108_w640_r1_s{VOA NEWS} – Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders scored a surprise victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in the northern state of Michigan, while Republican Donald Trump widened his lead with victories in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii.

Many polls showed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heavily favored to win in Michigan, but Sanders got 50 percent of the vote. Clinton did easily win the other Democratic primary held Tuesday in the Southern state of Mississippi.

Sanders said the Michigan victory means his “political revolution” is strong across the country, and that he believes the areas where his campaign is strongest are the ones that have not yet voted.

“As more people get to know more about who we are and what our views are, we’re going to do very well,” he said READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.