Bernie Sanders ‘Write In’ Campaign Picks Up As DemExit Trends

Many Bernie Sanders fans might abide him by agreeing they will vote for Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump, but the DemExit hashtag has been trending on Twitter during the week of the DNC.

After the Wikileaks DNC scandal confirmed the corruption many Bernie Sanders supporters already suspected, there are some Berners that are fed up with the DNC and Hillary Clinton — and say they will write Sanders’ name on the ballot for president.

Before the Wikileaks reveal of the DNC, one Twitter user gave detailed information on July 21 concerning states that allow a write-in on the ballot during elections. The title of the infograph was explicitly directed at Bernie Sanders fans.

Bernie Sanders supporters that hate Hillary Clinton have turned to a write-in campaign.
Bernie Sanders fans that are turned off by Hillary Clinton or the DNC scandals have showed interest in a write-in campaign for him to become president. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

On Twitter, there have been some account users trying to promote the campaign by changing their Twitter names to “Write-in Bernie.” The official Write-in Bernie Twitter account has 12,800 likes.

Alternatively, one Twitter user writes on July 28, “PSA do me a favor and do not write in Bernie or Jill to try to prove a point that’s the worst thing U could do for America in November.”

Naturally, many people understand why Bernie Sanders’ #DemExit fans are so upset with the DNC and Hillary Clinton — including Bernie’s partner, Jane Sanders.

In an interview with Rolling Stone published on July 28, Jane said that the meeting with the 2,000 Bernie delegates on July 25 was “really heart-wrenching” and she goes on to say “all I could think was, We let them down.”

Bernie Sanders supporters try to to DemExit from the DNC
Bernie Sanders fans are part of the group that are interested in a #DemExit from the DNC. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Jane Sanders goes on to explain with tears in her eyes that “we will hold [the Clinton campaign] accountable because we are endorsing her… If the Democratic Party starts backing away from the platform, ever, we will fight like crazy to support the work that all of these millions of people did.”

On YouTube, there are explanations behind the #DemExit trend explained by Bernie Sanders fans attending the DNC. For example, a couple of accounts that are centered on Bernie Sanders and #DemExit have been posting videos from the DNC with titles such as “Bernie Sanders fans rail against Hillary Clinton from their DNC free speech cage.”

Another posted a video about Bernie Sanders delegates saying there was “abuse” at the DNC.

One Bernie Sanders delegate feeling the #DemExit fury unleashed in a video posted by the Feel The Bern YouTube account. In her reasons as to why she did not want to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, she points out that Clinton voted for fracking.

This Bernie Sanders delegate also said the DNC could not be trusted because, after being exposed for corruption by Wikileaks, the DNC allegedly promoted Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Washington Times says Schultz is now a “surrogate” for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

This delegate — like many other Bernie Sanders supporters filmed giving their opinions of the DNC — stated a #DemExit sentiment that “we need to clean house” when it comes to the future of the DNC.

Cleaning house in the DNC is also part of Bernie Sanders’ message, and before Debbie Wasserman-Schultz resigned, Bernie wanted her replaced with Tim Canova, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.

However, despite many misleading tweets, Bernie Sanders did not leave the Democratic Party at the DNC, according to Snopes.

As far as the opinions of regular Bernie Sanders supporters about “the future,” Debbie of Sane Progressive asked fellow YouTube politics celebrities, Tim Black and Lee Camp, at the DNC on July 28 about how they will “move forward without Bernie Sanders in the picture.”

In summary, Lee Camp said he will see the situation as a loss even though sometimes progressives win victories, but Tim Black says the next step is to “Go Green with Dr. Jill Stein.”

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