Bernie Sanders hasn’t won a caucus yet. Despite his status as a challenger to be reckoned with, Sanders lost the Iowa and Nevada caucuses (if only by a sliver) to frontrunner Hillary Clinton. He’s 0-2. But there is good news ahead, if you subscribe to prognosticator Nate Silver’s line of thought. Silver thinks Sanders could start a caucus sweep from here — and take Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, Washington and Wyoming. That’s right, win them all. Huh?
Bernie is 0-2 in caucuses so far — and might win every state caucus from here on out. https://t.co/E9k8umuEr5
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) February 20, 2016
Silver gets straight to his main reason. “Those are a bunch of really white states,” he writes. White people like Sanders enough for Silver to predict a possible caucus rout. Colorado and Michigan are next. Both states will caucus on Super Tuesday — March 1. Sanders will need to begin the climb. He currently has 70 delegates to Clinton’s 502. The prize goes to the candidate who gets 2,283 of them.