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Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign Materials
FC.2017-4  
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Description
This collection includes homemade and official campaign materials, along with some voting materials and items related to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Background
Senator Bernie Sanders ran for president on the democratic ticket in 2016. Expected to be an “also ran” candidate, Sanders started the campaign at less than 3% in the initial polls. By the end of summer 2015 he was a legitimate contender, and national polls increased up through the primaries. Notable about his campaign was the ability to break records again and again in the most attendees at a political campaign rally. He won multiple primary states, but narrowly lost others including Iowa and California (California by less than 5%). Although he technically lost the primaries, he refused to concede to allow his campaign’s delegates to attend the Democratic National Convention and give them an opportunity to become more involved in the political process. Democrat “super delegates” historically vote in favor of the nominee that won the most primary states, and maintained that precedent by putting their weight behind Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Sanders officially conceded when state delegate vote tallies were announced at the convention.
Extent
2 Document Boxes
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the California State University, Fullerton University Archives and Special Collections. No part may be quoted for publication without the written permission of the University Archives & Special Collections, CSU Fullerton or the copyright holder. Requests for permission to quote from these materials should be addressed to: California State University, Fullerton University Archives & Special Collections 800 N. State College, PLS-352 |Fullerton, CA 92834-3599 (657) 278-3444 Permission requests for photograph
Availability
The collection is open for research. Some materials within the collection are subject to access restrictions and/or reproduction restrictions.