Senator Bernie Sanders beat all expectations and won the Michigan Democratic Primary. Here is the speech he gave while he was ahead in the count. The race had not yet been called.
Sanders was not waiting. He had already sent out a notice to his email list.
Something amazing is happening in the state of Michigan. With more than 70% of the vote in, the race is too close to call – but we’re in the lead. And no matter what happens, this is a great night for our political revolution.
Very few people in the establishment thought this was possible. One poll last week had us losing the state by 25 points. But now it looks like we could win.
Every time the establishment underestimates us. And every time, we come back and show them they’re wrong. Let’s keep doing it.
Of course as soon as the race was called, the Sanders campaign sent out an email stating the following.
The results are in and we were just declared the winner in a very important state for our campaign: Michigan. That’s a major, game-changing victory for our campaign.
The corporate media counted us out. The pollsters said we were way behind. The Clinton super PACs spent millions against us across the country. We were hit with a dishonest attack in the debate. But we won, again… and if we continue to stand together, we can win this nomination.
One week from today, five large and delegate-rich states vote. Time and time again, your support has enabled us to overcome large deficits and emerge victorious. But you can expect the political establishment to come after us even harder now. The super PACs are going to spend even more. We have to be prepared to fight back.
Millions of people have come out to vote for our political revolution. They have donated more than 5 million times to our campaign. And together, we are sending a message to the oligarchy that we are not to be underestimated.
Recall that this win occurred with severe headwinds. The entire Democratic establishment was against Sanders. The traditional mainstream media was against Sanders. The Clinton campaign continuously through back channels has attempted to diminish his message by the implicit sanctioning of articles to blur his socio-economic plans. The pollsters continue to sing his demise. Yet the people brought him over the top.
Folks, it is not about Bernie Sanders. Ultimately whether this man wins or loses, a revolution to take back the country from the Plutocracy must go on.