“Many of those Democrats, however, behave like Republicans, which helps explain why Donald Trump voters played a key role in putting Sanders over the top Tuesday.
A third of those who voted in West Virginia’s Democratic primary say they plan to back Trump in November, according to NBC News exit polls. Sanders won those voters by a wide margin.
In fact, 39 percent of Sanders voters said they would vote for Trump over Sanders in the fall. For Clinton, nine percent of her voters say they plan to come out for Trump in the general election.
West Virginia has an open primary, meaning independents can vote in the Democratic contest. With the GOP nomination wrapped up, it’s possible mischievous Trump supporters sought to damage Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, by voting for Sanders. …”
39 percent of Sanders voters in West Virginia said in the NBC exit poll last night that they would vote for Trump over Sanders in November.
The only chance Bernie Sanders has of winning the Democratic nomination is to run the table in the states in which he is favored – Kentucky, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, and New Mexico – while scoring huge wins in Oregon, California, and New Jersey. The only way that could realistically happen is if enough Trump supporters crossover to vote for Sanders in the Democratic primaries.
The media is ready to coronate Hillary as the Democratic nominee, but that depends on Hillary winning California and New Jersey, which the polls suggest she will do. Now that Trump has locked up the Republican nomination, there is nothing stopping Trump supporters from voting for Sanders to maximize chaos on the Democratic side. In theory, Sanders could win all the remaining states and narrow the pledged delegate count enough to fight for the nomination at a contested convention.
Hillary could be severely wounded in the process.