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Old 03-18-2020, 06:25 AM
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Has anyone done research on how many Bernie Bros don't vote?


Bernie supporters sure make a huge amount of noise on the internet.
But then they apparently don't actually turn up at the voting booth.

They are mostly young, and we know that young people don't vote as much as older people.
So it's easy to dismiss them with snarky comments about "kids today" , who think twitter is the real world.

But I'm wondering about actual, measurable numbers:
How many Bernie supporters are actually out there, and how many of them voted?
How many of those posts on social media are from actual human beings, not just bots?
If anybody here knows someone personally who supports Bernie with the same kind of passion that an evangelical Christian posts about Jesus.....do you know if that person actually got out and voted for Bernie?

I'm wondering about the disconnect between the amount of passion Sanders can attract--(he filled stadiums to overflowing)--and the low numbers of votes he actually receives.
Are there any serious studies?
 

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