The Youth Vote Will Keep Bernie Sanders In The Race

March 15, 2016

As voters in five states head to the polls today, much of the focus will be on the Republican presidential contenders, and whether anyone can create a roadblock on businessman Donald Trump’s pathway to the nomination. But a similar drama is unfolding in the Democratic primary.

Like Trump, Senator Bernie Sanders is a populist candidate appealing to an overlooked constituency. While once considered a weak candidate, Sanders now threatens former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s long-anticipated quick coronation as the Democratic nominee. Where Sanders stands after this week depends on one of the key story-lines of the Democratic primary so far, and whether it continues during the contests this week.