As we reported yesterday the Bernie Sanders campaign looks like it might be gearing up for a run for the Oval Office as an independent candidate. However, what happens if he does not run? What will happen to SandersÂ supporters?
Based on feedback from Sanders supporters across social media Hillary should not be counting on their votes. It seems as though the greatest beneficiary of a race without Bernie Sanders would be the libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.
Apparently, there is such disgust with Clinton that a great deal of Sanders supporters are also considering Trump.
Voters in California, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana took to the polls on Tuesday to cast their preference between Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, and former Secretary of State Clinton. And while the Democrats continued to battle it out at the polls, Trump notched a series of uncontested wins and delivered a wide-spanning address from Briarcliff Manor, New York.
Trump attacked Clinton, promised a better future for the country, and â€” perhaps most importantly â€” made a pitch for the highly-energized Sanders supporters.
“To all of those Bernie Sanders voters who have been left out in the cold by a rigged system of superdelegates, we welcome you with open arms,” Trump said. “And by the way, the terrible trade deals that Bernie is so vehemently against â€” and he’s right on that â€” will be taken care of far better than anyone ever thought possible.”
Where will the Sanders Supporters votes go?
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