One of the things I mentioned in that piece was the fact that a significant number of Sanders supporters will never vote for Hillary. This sentiment is so intense there’s even a website advocating “Revolt Against Plutocracy” that is collecting pledges from Sanders supporters to vote Green Party should Hillary get the nomination. This is a brilliant strategy since a third party vote makes it much easier to quantify the exact numbers of people revolting against the DNC. 53,000 voters have already made the pledge.
What’s worse for the Democratic establishment, I’m consistently encountering commentary from Bernie supporters that they would rather vote for Trump than Hillary. While this won’t represent the majority, it’s likely to be material. In contrast, there probably aren’t more than a handful of Hillary supporters who would vote for Trump over Bernie. This is one reason Sanders is a much stronger general election candidate than Clinton.
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