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(50,091 posts)
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:51 PM Apr 2016

EdwardBernays over at Bernie Sanders group

Hillary Clinton has gotten hundreds of thousands fewer votes than in the 2008 primaries.

Using a Breibart (rightwing propaganda) piece fails with the argument.

Total voter turnout in Democratic Primaries are lower in 2016 than all states in 2008 except for Illinois and Michigan.

Illinois -- 2008: 2,038,614 --- 2016: 2,039,049 -- Increase of 435 votes.
Michigan* -- 2008: 594,398 --- 2016: 1,169,075 -- Increase of 574,677.

There were no other states with a higher turnout in 2016 compared to 2008.

* Obama and other Democrats removed their name from the ballot due to Michigan not following the rules.

Running totals of 2016 primaries/caucuses completed between 2008 and 2016.
2008: 27,003,652
2016: 20,966,048

Running total of votes between Sanders in 2016 and Obama in 2008 for primaries/caucuses completed.
Obama: 13,134,833
Sanders: 9,110.693
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EdwardBernays over at Bernie Sanders group (Original Post) LiberalFighter Apr 2016 OP
Sigh. Now you come with facts again. KitSileya Apr 2016 #1
oh dear and bernie has gotten MILLIONS Less than hillary lol nt msongs Apr 2016 #2
They've been reduced to wacko RW sites for awhile now sharp_stick Apr 2016 #3
My finger has been 2naSalit Apr 2016 #4
They know they've got nothing SharonClark Apr 2016 #5
#FeelTheMath Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2016 #6
A nice diversion. kstewart33 Apr 2016 #7


(4,035 posts)
1. Sigh. Now you come with facts again.
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:05 PM
Apr 2016

Haven't you learnt that they're not interested in facts? Facts have a clintonite bias, doncha know?


(14,400 posts)
3. They've been reduced to wacko RW sites for awhile now
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:23 PM
Apr 2016

I've seen Brietbart, The Free Beacon, The Washington Times, National Review, and even NewsMax.

It's pathetic. I've never wanted one in the past but I'm thinking a purge would be good for this place.


(85,057 posts)
4. My finger has been
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:23 PM
Apr 2016

hovering over the "ignore button" for that one for some time.

Though my list has grown long, there's still room on the page.

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