Sanders supporters still hopeful after Clinton keeps win from recanvass
If you voted in last weeks’ Kentucky Democratic presidential primary, your vote was likely recorded correctly. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is still the unofficial winner.
After a recanvass requested by fellow candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, this is what changed: Sanders lost three votes and Clinton lost 16.
Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes says the discrepancies were already reported before Thursday’s recanvass. Basically, no change came from the recanvass.
Danine Roberts Robinson and her son, Julian, were at the Sanders rally in Paducah and at the polls last week. They say they cannot believe the results. “Too many people that I know, that I have talked to personally that are Sanders fans and are supporting him,” she said.
McCracken County Clerk Julie Griggs says no error was made here, and the recanvass proves it’s accurate. “We check and check, and double check on election night, so I felt for sure this was going to be the results of today’s recanvass,” Griggs told me.
The recanvass took Sanders from 210,626 votes to three less. Murray State University political science professor James Clinger says he believes the recanvass may not have been a total loss for Sanders.
Clinger says he believes it helped get Sanders’ name on headlines and showed the campaign is still alive and well. “There’s something more than the one delegate that could possibly be changed that’s behind his thinking,” Clinger said.
The canvass doesn’t prove the system is rigged against Sanders. Supporters say they are still hopeful. They’re looking ahead to the rest of the primaries.
“It’s not over until the fat lady sings, as they say, and it’s not over yet,” Danine said.
She and her son say in the end, they’ll support whoever ends up becoming the Democratic nominee.
None of the counties in the Local 6 viewing area had any errors in election night numbers.
Here’s a full list of the changes from election night:
-16 Clinton; -6 Sanders