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Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:45 PM

 

Politifact weighs in on the claim from Bernie supporters that he actually won California....

Pants On Fire for viral rumor Bernie Sanders won California

<...> early results on Election Day showed Clinton crushing Sanders by more than 20 percentage points. That gap closed steadily as officials tallied more votes (to 12.6 points as of midafternoon June 10, 2016), but remained large enough for media outlets and professional pollsters to declare Clinton the winner.

Still, there are those who point to millions of uncounted ballots in the state, and say Sanders was robbed. Justice Gazette, a group that describes itself as a counter to traditional media, is one of them.

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After early California primary results showed a big Clinton lead over Sanders, the Justice Gazette posted the headline on June 7: "Bernie Sanders Wins California But ⅔ of his Votes Aren’t Counted."

Three days later, Clinton continues to lead Sanders by about 450,000. There are more than two million uncounted votes. But based on polling shortly before the race, showing Sanders even or slightly ahead with voters who had yet to cast ballots, professional pollsters and news outlets say Clinton’s lead could shrink somewhat but is not in danger. Sanders would have to win the remaining votes by a huge margin, something no polls showed in advance of Election Day.

There is evidence that California’s complicated voting rules led to problems. That may have prevented some Sanders supporters from voting for him and, for that matter, some Clinton supporters from voting for her. But there’s no proof to back up the outlandish claim that Sanders won California or that two-thirds of his votes were not counted.

We rate the Gazette’s claim Pants On Fire.

http://www.politifact.com/california/statements/2016/jun/10/blog-posting/pants-fire-viral-rumor-bernie-sanders-won-californ/

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Reply Politifact weighs in on the claim from Bernie supporters that he actually won California.... (Original post)
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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:49 PM

1. And it does not matter anyway

 

She had won the nomination in NJ even before the polls in CA closed

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 11:51 PM

2. A representative for the Gazette could not be reached. lol. nt

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:05 AM

3. Of course not.....

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:19 AM

4. bernie will make up for in DC on tuesday...right? nt

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