As expected, the Associated Press has called the Wyoming Democratic caucus for Bernie Sanders. With 78.2% of precincts reporting, the Vermont senator/former secretary of state has garnered the support of 56.4% of the state’s delegates – to opponent Hillary Clinton’s 43.6%.
Although polling was nonexistent in the Cowboy State ahead of the caucus the demographic profile of Wyoming – white rural and Western – matches the profile of previous states wherein Sanders has been declared the victor -, including Idaho – Nebraska and Kansas.
Given Clinton’s current delegate lead over Sanders (1,280 to 1,030, discounting superdelegates) a victory in today’s caucus bolsters the Sanders camp’s argument that the momentum is behind the Vermont senator.
Sanders has now won seven nominating contests in a row and the win in Wyoming bolsters his rationale to continue onward to more numerically important contests in New York Pennsylvania and Connecticut later this month.