Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he expects by the end of Tuesday night that his campaign will have won ''many hundreds of delegates''. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told a crowd of supporters in Vermont on Tuesday (March 1) night that it was good to be home and to see so many friends supporting him on his way to victory in the state's primary. "It is good to be home," he said to a roaring crowd in Essex Junction. "You know I've been all over this country, but the truth is it is great and great to come home, and see all my friends." Sanders was projected by ABC and MSNBC to win his home state of Vermont, one of five states he was hoping to capture on Tuesday. Sanders expressed confidence in the results to come. "By the end of tonight, we are going to win many hundreds of delegates," he said. His rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was projected to win Georgia, according to CNN. She was also projected to win Virginia and hoped to take a big step toward wrapping up her nomination fight with Sanders. Super Tuesday is the biggest single day of state-by-state contests to select party nominees for the Nov. 8 election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama. Voting stretches from eastern states to Texas and Minnesota, with the first polls closing at 7 p.m. EST (midnight GMT) in Vermont, Virginia and Georgia.