PHOTO: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders — can he overtake Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination?
The chances of the movement to stop Donald Trump appeared to recede in the Republican contests for the US Presidency on Tuesday, as the businessman won three of four contests, including the Michigan primary.
Meanwhile, Senator Bernie Sanders disrupted Hillary Clinton’s march to the Democratic nomination, winning Michigan in the biggest primary upset since 1984. However, Clinton won more delegates on the night after a large margin of victory in Mississippi.
I spoke with BBC Radio Foyle on Wednesday afternoon about the latest events and the bigger developments ahead:
Can Trump be prevented from winning a majority of delegates? The last chance is probably in the “Big 5” contests next Tuesday: Senator Marco Rubio needs a big comeback to win his home state of Florida, Ohio Governor John Kasich has to hold his lead in the state he leads, and Senator Ted Cruz has to maintain his recent surge.
Sanders’ task is equally challenging. To maintain a viable hope of taking the nomination, he needs to score even bigger upsets in next Tuesday’s primaries in Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri as well as running strongly in North Carolina.