Over a week ago Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has racked up the votes she needs to clinch the nomination for the Democratic presidential run. And though Bernie Sanders technically could still win the nomination, it’s a long shot. But the contest isn’t over just yet between her and Vermont Sen. Sanders, who was still planning on taking his bid to the July convention and leave the race in the hands of the almighty superdelegates. Now that Clinton has won the pledged delegates she needed, can Bernie run as an independent?
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A recent Data Targeting survey found that 91 percent of young voters are hoping to see an independent candidate run in the general election, especially if the race is between Clinton and GOP nominee Donald Trump. The same survey found that more than half of the surveyed Americans — or 55 percent of them — would like to see an independent candidate run for office in addition to the two-party candidates, and 58 percent weren’t too enthusiastic about either Clinton or Trump.
Will this give the “Bernie or bust” movement the boost it needs?
If Clinton circumvents political repercussions from storing 22 Top Secret emails on a private server, and becomes Democratic nominee, there are alternatives for Bernie Sanders. I state the case for Bernie Sanders to run as an independent, if he must. Here is Bernie Sanders give his view in The Young Turks interview and maybe give us a hint that he might run as an independent.
If you’re a Hillary supporter and fear the repercussions of a Trump presidency if Bernie runs as an independent, then switch to Bernie if he runs an independent campaign. This way, you’ll ensure that your candidate isn’t at risk of an ongoing FBI investigation, and you’ll ensure (since Bernie Sanders defeats Trump by a wider margin), that Trump will be defeated. Refusing to support Bernie’s independent run, would also be admitting that you don’t truly fear a Trump presidency; you just want to instill that fear into others.
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