2017 Sep 5, 8:36am
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Schaffner's numbers show that after a bitter Democratic primary, more than 1 in 10 of those who voted in the primaries for the very progressive Sanders ended up voting for the Republican in the general election, rather than for the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton.
Bernie Sanders supporters switched their allegiance to Donald Trump in large enough numbers last November to sway the election for the real estate billionaire, according to an analysis of voter data released Tuesday by the blog Political Wire.
As it turns out, Russian interference may not have been reason why President Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election--it was the fact that more than one out of 10 people who voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary ended up voting for Trump in the general election. According to the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Survey, fewer than 80 percent of Sanders primary voters voted for Clinton in the general.Of the non-Clinton voters, 12 percent voted for Trump, and eight percent went for a third-party candidate such as the Green Party's Jill Stein.
About 12 percent of Bernie Sanders supporters from the Democratic primary crossed party lines and voted for Donald Trump in the general election, a new analysis says.In several key states — Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan — the number of Sanders to Trump defectors were greater than Trump’s margin of victory, according to new numbers released Wednesday by UMass professor Brian Schaffner.
because the Oligarchy knew that Bernie was the only real threat. They love that so many rubes are carrying Trumps water
He really has no credibility anymore because he doesn't have respect for himself.
Pretty much by definition cucks have no respect for themselves
The man-child with the maturity of a 5 year old who only wants to be President to enrich himself??
So that's what you call people with a spine willing to stand up for what they believe is right? Get well my friend.
The Media and the DNC corroborated to spoil Bernie, because the Oligarchy knew that Bernie was the only real threat. They love that so many rubes are carrying Trumps water
How different the world would be if Bernie Sanders were president.
errc saysThe Media and the DNC corroborated to spoil Bernie, because the Oligarchy knew that Bernie was the only real threat. They love that so many rubes are carrying Trumps waterThe General Election can't be rigged.Take care of the primaries and it doesn't matter who is in the General.Neoliberal Oligarchs are just as happy with a Jeb! or with a Hillary.