Bernie Sanders sweeps over Colorado delegates

Posted at 2:18 PM, Apr 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-17 00:45:57-04

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders swept over Colorado delegates during the state's party convention at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland. 

Sanders pulled in a total of 41 delegates, while former Secretary Sate Hillary Clinton amassed 25 on Saturday. Twelve super delegates remained unpledged.  

That's 63 percent of the straw poll vote at the state convention, improving his chances from the 59 percent Sanders received on caucus night.

About 4,000 people were at the day-long event to solidify candidates and delegates.

Supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders have been quick to show their frustration toward establishment candidates.  At one point, they interrupted a speech by Senator Michael Bennet, yelling “change your vote,” urging the super delegate to support Sanders and not Hillary Clinton.

Bennet, on the other hand, was also elected as the party's nominee for U.S. Senate.  

In the opening moments of the convention, democratic party chair Rick Palacio made overtures to unify the party.   Clinton supporter Wellington Webb and Sanders supporter, Rep. Jonathan Singer also made similar remarks, acknowledging a division among Colorado democrats.


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