By: Scott Franz/KUNC
With almost half of precincts reporting, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was declared the winner of Colorado’s Democratic presidential primary.
Sanders was an early favorite to win the state. He trounced Hillary Clinton in Colorado’s last presidential caucus in 2016, winning 59% of the vote.
Even before he became a candidate in the current election cycle, Sanders got a rock star welcome last year during a rally at Colorado State University. And when his presidential campaign came to Colorado in February, thousands of people packed Denver’s Civic Center Park to support his calls for Medicare for All and other progressive policies.