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»Not Trum's night«: CNN's headline at tuesday morning. Screenshot: CNN»Not Trum's night«: CNN's headline at tuesday morning. Screenshot: CNNAs a result of the 1,681 caucuses held across the state last night, there will be about an equal number of Clinton delegates and Sanders delegates at the 99 county conventions to be held in March. These conventions will decide who will go to the state convention in June, which will in turn decide who goes to the National Democratic Convention to be held in Philadelphia in July. Sanders garnered 695 delegates and Hillary got 699. In six caucuses, the voting was so close that the number of delegates per candidate was decided by a coin toss.

Bernie Sanders. Foto: Max Goldberg  (CC BY 2.0)Bernie Sanders. Foto: Max Goldberg (CC BY 2.0)The US filmmaker Michael Moore published today an official letter, announcing his endorsement of Bernie Sanders. The »Democratic Socialist« runs at the Primaries of the Democratic Party for the presidential candidatorship in this year's elections. We reproduce the letter of Michael Moore:

My Dear Friends,

When I was a child, they said there was no way this majority-Protestant country of ours would ever elect a Catholic as president. And then John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected president.

It's been six long years since the humorist provocateur Michael Moore has made a film. Those anticipating his next offering were worrying that this highly popular progressive filmmaker might have retired from the screen. It would make sense considering the changes in his personal life. A divorce from Kathleen Glynn, his longtime partner and producer of many of his film projects, both TV and screen, must have taken a personal and professional toll on his life. There's his immersion in Traverse City arts with the production of a brilliant progressive film festival, restoration of theaters and a comedy festival that surely took immense time from his life. And then there's the fact that he's become one of the richest filmmakers around and probably doesn't need much more money.

Foto: AFL-CIOFoto: AFL-CIOSen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination to the presidency, and Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., introduced legislation yesterday that would bring U.S. labor law out of the dark ages and into the 21st century.

The bill, called the Workplace Democracy Act, allows workers to unionize through a simple majority card-check vote and, perhaps equally important, ensures that companies can't stop a union from forming by denying a first contract.

Photo: Henry Millstein/PWPhoto: Henry Millstein/PWWaves and honks of support from passing motorists greeted some 30 South Bay activists gathered near the office of Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren to show their opposition to war with Iran and their support for the international nuclear arms deal with that country.

They delivered a petition bearing signatures of local residents calling on Rep. Lofgren to come out in support of the agreement and were pleased to find that she has done so.

The context of the amazing outpouring and response to Bernie Sanders campaign is the uprising underway for a more just society. Across the country, pressure is mounting and social movements are building for a livable wage, to end racist attacks and police brutality, to stop fast track for TPP in the interest of jobs, the environment and democratic rights over corporate rule, to expand Scoial Security and end student debt.

Bernie Sanders is attracting thousands at each event because he presents a specific program squarely on the side of the 99%, challenging income inequality and financial domination of the country and of politics.

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