Al Gore also won his first three Democratic primary contests, Iowa, New Hampshire and Delaware, but only faced one opponent, New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley.
"No campaign has a grassroots movement like we do, which is another reason why we're going to win this election.".
The candidate's history-making popular vote victories in each of the first three early voting states has awarded him 31 delegates.
Along with the senator himself, Sanders' supporters and campaign volunteers reveled in his third straight popular vote victory Sunday.
We just took him to break historical records by being the first candidate from either party to win the popular vote of the first three states.
"Bernard Sanders is the only candidate in history (in a competitive primary) to win the popular vote in the first 3 states," remarked the People for Bernie Sanders Twitter account Saturday evening, after the announcement of his victory.
in 2016, Sanders lost both Nevada and Iowa to then-Democratic primary opponent Hillary Clinton, but he held on to his neighboring state of New Hampshire. »