The different candidates in the 2016 presidential election all have backing from different people, different groups, and different supporters. When it comes time for the final vote tallies to be made, the bigger the group of supporters, the more votes that can come in. Well, Bernie Sanders may have just gotten the biggest boost when the the backing collective known as Anonymous backed the Democratic candidate and gave 10 reasons for it.
Anonymous took to their website to list the ten reasons that will convince voters that they should cast their ballot for Bernie Sanders. Not only is Anonymous looking to get people to vote for Sanders, but they feel he deserves much more mainstream media coverage as well.
Each of their reasons are explicitly detailed get people to see what Sanders and his campaign are all about. Some of the reasons that are easier to put forth are that he wants to break up big banks and that he opposes both the TPP and NAFTA.
Anonymous has been known for numerous things over the past years; some have been considered good and some have been considered bad. They’ve also been blamed for a lot of things that never ended up being their fault whatsoever.
Still, they may have some incredibly detailed points about backing and voting for Bernie Sanders. At the same time, they are making sure to point out that the other two leading candidates to capture the presidency are doing some things in the exactly opposite fashion.
Not always, though.
Anonymous gives the reasoning of “decriminalizing the use of marijuana” as a reason for backing Sanders. They also let it be known that Clinton is against decriminalizing it while Trump is more in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical uses.
One thing that is really bothering Anonymous is the lack of mainstream coverage that Bernie Sanders is getting while Donald Trump gets much more even though they are polling similarly. Anonymous believes the mainstream media hates Sanders and actually censors him so it looks like he endorses Clinton.
According to the Hill, a recent poll from Quinnipiac University shows that Bernie Sanders actually demolishes Donald Trump in a general election, and it wasn’t even close. Sanders actually had a 13 percentage point victory over Trump in that poll by way of 51 percent to 38 percent.
When detailing their 10 reasons for backing Bernie Sanders, Anonymous focuses a lot on how much he doesn’t discriminate.
“Sanders doesn’t degrade racial and religious minorities, nor does he inflame the majority- he comes right out and tells us that the elite are to blame. He said this at a rally: ‘they’re always playing one group against another. Rich got richer — everybody else was fighting each other. Our job is to build a nation in which we all stand together’. Hillary has an “abysmal” racial justice record and Trump… well, he’s said enough about that topic to fill a phone book.”
As a bonus, Anonymous says that for every list that comes out telling people not to vote for Sanders, it actually brings him more attention and supporters.
Bernie Sanders has seen his support grow in the 2016 presidential polls over the past few months, and Hillary Clinton has seen hers drop some. Donald Trump has kept a consistently big lead in the GOP race, but many say he would get destroyed by the Democratic candidate. The backing of Anonymous for Sanders may have simply pushed his support even higher.
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