- The Washington Times - Monday, March 28, 2016

After big wins in Washington, Hawaii and Alaska in Saturday’s primaries, Sen. Bernard Sanders had a message for fervent followers: “When working people and young people, when people who have given up on the political process get involved, that’s how we win.”

The Democratic presidential hopeful can also relish his outsider appeal beyond our borders. Mr. Sanders has won the Global Presidential Primary — which drew the votes of 34,570 U.S. citizens living in 170 countries, conducted by Democrats Abroad — an official arm of the Democratic Party for those living overseas. Mr. Sanders snagged 69 percent of the vote.

“This political revolution that is gaining momentum across America is now resonating all over the world,” he says.

Organizers declared it was an “unprecedented turnout” from Democrats who cast their votes in person, or by fax, email and regular mail. Hillary Clinton was second with 10,689 votes, and Martin O’Malley in a far distant third place with 21 votes. There are official trimmings as well.

Democrats Abroad is busy “mobilizing the overseas vote,” the organizatin says, and is recognized as a “state” Party by the Democratic National Committee. The group is also represented by eight voting members, as well as at the quadrennial Democratic National Convention.

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