Millennial voting. The power is within us.
Bernie Sanders, often portrayed by supporters as the underdog of this year’s presidential election and most youth-oriented candidate, has now won seven of the last eight states he’s competed against Democratic primary presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton for.
Though this election seems to have garnered more memes out of Millennials (those of us born between 1982 and 2000), millennial voting among young voters this primary could turn out to have more power than we think. According to an article by Mother Jones, there are estimated to be around 83.1 million Millennials. This ensures that Millennials have outnumbered the Baby Boomer generation, bringing Millennials’ voting power to equal out to theirs.
Though still behind Clinton in number of delegates, Sanders’ campaign is most definitely heating up as primary results come flooding in. Sanders’ latest win of Wisconsin seems to be continuing his winning streak against the former Secretary of State, hinting at more possible wins in the future. Clinton leads Sanders in number of delegates at 1749 while Sanders holds 1061, respectively.
Meanwhile, in the Republican camp, Donald Trump is holding a steady lead over fellow candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich. Trump himself is at 743 delegates while Cruz sits at 517 and Kasich holds 143.
Live results for the primary can be found at USA Today here.
Who are you voting for?