Watch Bernie Sanders’ victory speech following upset Michigan Primary win (full video and full text)

  • Published on March 8th, 2016

By Jeremy Bloom

Nobody expected Bernie Sander’s historic upset in the Michigan Primary – including Bernie Sanders. It’s bernie sanders wins michigan in historic upsetreported that he had already gone to bed, but got up to go back in front of the cameras and thank his supporters, which may be why he looks a bit sleepy. (You can read our full coverage of tonight’s Democratic Primaries here.)

Here’s the full video; we’ll post the full transcript once it becomes available. Also, down below you can find Bernie’s earlier speech, and the statement he sent out.

(And we’ve got Wednesday night’s debate between Bernie and Hillary streaming LIVE Wednesday at 9 pm EST, 6 pm PST.)

And here’s Bernie’s statement:

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.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders

About the Author

Jeremy Bloom is the Editor of RedGreenAndBlue. He lives in New York, where he combines his passion for the environment with his passion for film, and is working on making the world a better place.
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  • Dani

    As a Canadian Bernie supporter, I sincerely hope that if he wins, that he stays true to his words and policies. Glad to see a candidate not easily swayed by big money and dirty tricks, and willing to expose the injustice of the middle and lower class by the big corporations. Takes guts to expose these corporations.

    While I am a female and would love to see a female in the WH soon, it should be one that is trustworthy, honest, and looking out for their citizens, and the people who vote should look at policies, not gender.

    • Ronnie Solbakken

      Bernie has stayed true to his words for over 2 decades. I seriously doubt he’s suddnly gonna go full U-turn. His values are ingrained in his backbone. Hillary, on the other hand… oh boy.

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