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Bernie Sanders Voters Helped Trump Win and Here's Proof
Newsweek ^ | April 23, 2017 | Jason Le Miere

Posted on 08/24/2017 1:28:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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. Since Trump’s shock victory over Hillary Clinton, much discussion has focused on the degree to which passionate Sanders supporters’ refusal to embrace Clinton led to the Republican winding up in the White House.

According to the analysis of the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Survey, fewer than 80 percent of those who voted for Sanders, an independent, in the Democratic primary did the same for Clinton when she faced off against Trump a few months later. What’s more, 12 percent of those who backed Sanders actually cast a vote for Trump....

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: bernie; berniebros4trump; hillary; newsweak; sanders; trump
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Doesn't that say a lot more about Hillary than about Don Trump? If hard-core leftists were willing to take a chance n Trump rather than Hillary, whose fault is that?
1 posted on 08/24/2017 1:28:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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... according to an analysis of voter data released Tuesday by the blog Political Wire.

Well with a credible source like that it must be true.

2 posted on 08/24/2017 1:30:33 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There may have been some voters like this but my best guess is it was a very small number. Not voting or voting for Jill Stein or some other maybe write in person would be the bulk of what disgruntled Sanders voters did. Sanders campaigned for H during the campaign a little bit as well.

3 posted on 08/24/2017 1:43:11 AM PDT by xp38
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I think the fake news might actually be right on this mark.... BUT they seem to ignore that TRUMP HIMSELF made appeals to Bernie voters...because he KNEW that they, too, were sick of the business as usual.

Trump also said that Bernie, though crazy, was essentially right regarding trade, and how the American worker was not being put first by Washington.

4 posted on 08/24/2017 1:52:45 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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One more thing: didn’t Trump go to VERMONT and do a rally there? I recall him packing out a theater somewhere in Bernie country, and even though he lost VERMONT bigly, it showed me he really wanted to be President of everyone.

5 posted on 08/24/2017 1:55:58 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bernie Sanders voters not showing up elected Trump.

A bunch of black swans converging on Hillary in the final 12 days of the election elected Trump.

Wikileaks elected Trump.

Twitter memes elected Trump.

Astrological influences elected Trump.

Blatant sexism and unconscious sexism elected Trump.

People voting against Hillary because Obama is black elected Trump.

Traditionalist attitudes toward women elected Trump.

White voters afraid of losing White Privilege elected Trump.

Democrats doing a poor job of controlling the narrative elected Trump.

A thousand Russian agents working every day elected Trump.

Content farms in Macedonia elected Trump.

The TV networks keeping Hillary off the air elected Trump.

The vast right-wing conspiracy elected Trump.

Infowars elected Trump.

Google elected Trump.

Governor Scott Walker elected Trump.

Steve Bannon elected Trump.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker elected Trump.

Nate Silver elected Trump.

Citizens United elected Trump.

The DNC being a mess and in poor shape elected Trump.

Bad polling numbers elected Trump.

Obama winning two terms elected Trump.

People wanting change elected Trump.

The New York Times, cable news, and television executives elected Trump.

According to Hillary, “Eight of the top 10 political documentaries on Netflix were screeds against President Obama and me” - Netflix elected Trump.

Democrats not making the right documentaries elected Trump.

The Democrat Party and the Republican Party elected Trump.

Concerns that Hillary Clinton was involved with a child sex trafficking operation elected Trump.

Concern about Hillary Clinton being a lizard elected Trump.

High expectations that Hillary would win elected Trump.

Voter suppression elected Trump.

FBI Director Comey announcing a criminal investigation into Hillary’s felonies just over a week before the election, when he had little reason to think there was anything there, elected Trump.

The Russians ransacking Hillary’s computer files and strategically leaking the truth elected Trump.

Misogyny elected Trump.

Gary Johnson and Jill Stein voters elected Trump.

Advocacy press on the right elected Trump.

Facebook elected Trump.

Old, out-of-touch democrats with a flawed message that alienated young voters elected Trump.

White nationalists elected Trump.

Hatred of Hillary Clinton at the FBI (how could anyone hate a lovable woman like Hillary?) elected Trump.

FBI investigation elected Trump.

Email scandal elected Trump.

Black voters not liking Hillary elected Trump.

Fewer than 100,000 deplorable voters spread across a handful of states elected Trump.

People hating Hillary because she is so professional, so polished, such a wonderful lawyer, so brilliant, so good, so righteous, and so much better than us elected Trump.

The lack of energy among Hillary supporters and expectations of Hillary being the inevitable winner, because it was her turn, elected Trump.

Robby Mook selecting the wrong travel stops for Hillary and spending heavily in the wrong states elected Trump.

Hillary’s campaign team failing to hone her message and get voters to the polls elected Trump.

Bill Clinton’s appearance of an inappropriate meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch elected Trump.

The ugly stew of racism elected Trump.

Hillary’s alleged lack of likability and claimed lack of trustworthiness elected Trump.

Self-hating women elected Trump.

Evangelical, Catholic, anti-marriage equality, and anti-choice social conservatives elected Trump.

Sinister outside forces elected Trump.

Whitelash elected Trump.

Democrat policies that favor the rich elected Trump.

Failure to talk to working-class white voters elected Trump.

Men elected Trump.

Lower-level FBI agents pressuring their Director (because that’s how professional relationships work) elected Trump.

Tim Kaine gave Hillary Virginia, but he also elected Trump.

White women elected Trump.

Racists elected Trump.

Sexists elected Trump.

Rural voters elected Trump.

The working class voting against their own interests elected Trump.

Fake news elected Trump.

Supermarket tabloids elected Trump.

Celebrity (The Apprentice) elected Trump.

White male resentment elected Trump.

Over-shaming Trump supporters elected Trump.

Rejecting Bernie elected Trump.

Reagan democrats elected Trump.

Backlash against political correctness elected Trump.

There are many terrible reasons for President Trump’s victory, but there are two things that were not a factor. First, Hillary was the perfect candidate; nothing she did harmed her candidacy in any way. Second, President Trump was the worst candidate imaginable; nothing he did helped his candidacy at all, except with racists, sexists, bigots, and the rest of the basket of deplorables.

6 posted on 08/24/2017 2:02:28 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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I suspect if you lined up a hundred Bernie-voters...less than five would have gone to Trump as an alternate situation. I do believe that fifty-percent of the Bernie crowd simply stayed home and refused to vote. In states like Michigan, it would have made a difference...had they shown up and voted for Hillary.

7 posted on 08/24/2017 2:04:38 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: SoFloFreeper

If you read the article (I know, how quaint) the not only mentioned it, they prominently include Trump’s tweets to Sanders supporters. Pretty good article really, the numbers are very specific and seem right to me.

Of course they may very well have been balanced out by #nevertrumper Pubs.

8 posted on 08/24/2017 2:07:17 AM PDT by Hugin (Conservatism wiiohout Nationalism is a fraud.)
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Thank you. You're right I should've read it.... but give me a break--it said NEWSWEAK. 😃
9 posted on 08/24/2017 2:16:23 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Democrats firing at each other.


10 posted on 08/24/2017 2:54:57 AM PDT by CptnObvious (uestion her now.)
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And still, the MSM refuses to fault the Clinton strategists or Clinton herself for phoning Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan in.

11 posted on 08/24/2017 3:27:44 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive.” - DJT)
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What a brilliant hypothesis! who would imagined some of Bernie supporters would vote for the queen of mean

12 posted on 08/24/2017 3:34:15 AM PDT by okie 54
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To: pepsionice

My SIL wrote in Micky Mouse...

13 posted on 08/24/2017 3:35:14 AM PDT by smileyface (Things looking up in RED PA! I love President Trump!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know a few Bernie voters, they HATE Trump. Just sayin.

14 posted on 08/24/2017 3:52:32 AM PDT by Dave911
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To: SoFloFreeper

What I found funny was seeing on the electoral map by county and Trump actually won in one county in Vermont and that was one of the two or three in that state that immediately border my country. As a further note, I thought it grand fun discovering that he won most of the counties that immediately border Canada (even in blue states like MN or WA or NY or VT or NH).

15 posted on 08/24/2017 3:53:04 AM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("If I had to go to war again, I'd bring lacrosse players" Conn Smythe)
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Only insomuch as they stayed home or wrote in Bernie.

Anything else is bogus

16 posted on 08/24/2017 4:21:36 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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Sanders voters stayed home.

17 posted on 08/24/2017 4:37:03 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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Democrats were playing the antihistory and brand & celebrity card, and then Trump came in. We got history, brand and celebrity in a candidate.

18 posted on 08/24/2017 4:39:29 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fake news.

19 posted on 08/24/2017 4:42:40 AM PDT by Robert DeLong
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Tired of the butthurt media still crying over November 2016.

20 posted on 08/24/2017 5:42:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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