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Iowa Caucus Journey: Bernie declares victory in Iowa Democratic Youth Caucus Straw Poll


This news story was published on October 31, 2019.
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DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Wednesday declared victory in the Iowa Democratic Youth Caucus Straw Poll held this week at hundreds of high schools across the state. Sanders received over 3,700 votes, doubling Joe Biden’s second-place total.

Bernie Sanders campaigns in Clear Lake back in 2015

The youngest generation of Americans gravitates to Sen. Sanders’ movement because they understand the future of this country and this planet hinges on transformational change,” said Bernie 2020 campaign manager Faiz Shakir. “Young people know their voices are crucial and their generation is powerful, and they trust Bernie’s lifetime record of consistent advocacy for the working class and against the corporate greed swallowing their futures. Trump thinks he can use demographic differences to divide Americans, and our movement is showing people how strong we can be when we unite across those lines of age, ethnicity, and identity. That’s how you beat him.”

The decisive straw poll victory follows the Sanders campaign building a field-leading youth voter outreach and turnout operation in Iowa. Over 1,500 high school and college students nationwide enrolled in the Students for Bernie Summer School training program, including students from some of the largest high schools in the state and nearly every college in Iowa.

Full results of the Iowa Youth Straw Poll are available on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website here. Late results from high schools are still being added throughout the day.

Sanders’ video for the Iowa Youth Straw Poll was played in classrooms across the state and can be viewed here.

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9 Responses to Iowa Caucus Journey: Bernie declares victory in Iowa Democratic Youth Caucus Straw Poll

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2019 at 11:16 am

    but trump got better numbers than all dems. if our youth wanna vote sanders you have all dropped the ball parenting and raised a generation of retards.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Yeah, taxpayers who will go broke trying to fund this pipe dream will disagree with you, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Really Bernie? Sounds a lot like ” if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Bernie will take more of our money give us less, and he will keep all his. Bernie will Bankrupt America because he is a socialist. We won’t have anything. That is the way the liberals want us. Think about this people

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    NOTHING IS FREE. Bernie taking away from the people who have worked hard for what they have so Bernie can give it to the lazy only causes division. Nothing this old mooch has ever done makes any sense whatsoever!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    We need our values changed—back to morality, compassion, and kindness. I don’t believe Bernie even knows what those things are. He’s just a cruel minded old man trying to implement anti American laws.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Just what is it that Bernie has that attracts young people.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      Free StuFF!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 1, 2019 at 1:32 pm

      the liver spots on his gross trembling undersized skull really keep me engaged. what is interesting about him is the death pool,seriously everyone place bets on when he will die lol closest date takes the pot. only thing he is good for is someone getting someone elses cash.