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Old 07-12-2016   #1
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Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/us...y-clinton.html

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — After 14 months of policy clashes and moments of mutual disdain, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, clearing away the last major obstacle to a united Democratic front heading into the party’s convention this month and the general election this fall.

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“Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nominating process,” Mr. Sanders said, as cheers erupted and Mrs. Clinton broke into a wide smile. “And I congratulate her for that. She will be the Democratic nominee for president, and I intend to do everything I can to make certain that she will be the next president of the United States.”

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Whether Mrs. Clinton can also win over the 13 million Sanders voters will be one of her biggest challenges at the convention July 25-28 in Philadelphia and in the weeks ahead. About 85 percent of Democrats who backed Mr. Sanders in the primary contests said they planned to vote for her in the general election, according to a Pew poll released last week. Yet she has struggled to appeal to the independents and liberals who rallied behind the senator’s call for a “political revolution” to topple establishment politicians, Mrs. Clinton included.

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“With your help, we’re joining forces to defeat Donald Trump, win in November, and build a future we can all believe in,” Mrs. Clinton said. “Thank you, thank you Bernie for your endorsement, but more than that, thank you for your lifetime of fighting injustice. I am proud to be fighting alongside you because, my friends, this is a time for all of us to stand together.”

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For a thorough examination of the Bernie Sanders campaign and its potential future impacts:

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/...sanders-meant/
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Re: Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton

My cousin is a Bernie supporter. She has held campaign fundraisers for him. She was telling me that many Bernie supporters don't like Hillary, because they think she is a corrupt wall street crony, and therefore many of them will vote for Trump just out of spite. If true, maybe this endorsement will help minimize that from happening???
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My cousin is a Bernie supporter. She has held campaign fundraisers for him. She was telling me that many Bernie supporters either don't like Hillary, because they think she is a corrupt wall street crony, and therefore many of them will vote for Trump just out of spite. If true, maybe this endorsement will help minimize that from happening???
That's the idea. Polls suggest that around a third of Bernie supporters will not support Hillary and will instead vote for Stein, Trump, or Johnson (or simply abstain from voting).

The endorsement is to try to get those supporters to support Hillary (or at very least not support Trump) with the threat of a Trump presidency.

Trump and Sanders both represent political "outsiders" in the idea that neither accepts the current status quo: Sanders as he tries to get money out of politics and shift us towards democratic socialism, and Trump because he has no political experience whatsoever. It would be delusional to support Trump out of spite for Clinton because his policies are way farther from Sanders' policies than hers are.

It will be interesting to see if either the Green or Libertarian parties can get enough percentage of the popular vote to legitimize them and earn election funding for the next session.
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