B.C. for Bernie claims credit for Sanders' smashing success in Whatcom County

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      Senator Bernie Sanders had a little help from British Columbians yesterday in his pursuit of the Democratic presidential nomination.

      The B.C. for Bernie Facebook page claimed credit for Whatcom County going 80.5 percent in favour of Sanders.

      "This was due to all the hard work of BC for Bernie volunteers going down to places like Blaine, Bellingham, and Pt. Roberts all this week to get out voters by phone calling, door knocking, and door hanger-ing!" the group stated. "Thank you all SO much for your hard work and dedication. This is a MOVEMENT!"

      Sanders won massive victories in caucuses in Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii, marking his first one-day hat trick of the campaign.

      He had 81.6 percent in Alaska, 72.7 percent in Washington, and 69.8 percent in Hawaii.

      CNN still has Hillary Clinton with a large lead because she has piled up pledges from 470 superdelegates, including 16 governors, 39 senators, and 166 members of the House of Representatives.

      On a lighter note, here's a tweet from Vancouver environmentalist Ben West on how the U.S. election is being determined: