Which of these states offer voters the chance to draft the gentleman from Vermont into office using the 12th Amendment, without making Sanders worry too much in the meantime?
Let's take a look.
Mind you, this is just for the sake of presentation.
In reality, many of Bernie Sanders' supporters don't support Hillary Clinton in the slightest.
Bernie Sanders has Libertarian, Green, Democratic, Republican, and independent supporters. Many of Sanders' supporters aren't beholden to any party. But for the sake of the argument, let's just pretend Berniecrats felt they needed Sanders' approval to write him in.
Vermont was already told, "I think it will be fine," by Sanders. So, we know how he feels about that state already. Of course, voters had been saying they'd write him in in Vermont immediately after the convention, and they still are. Few Berners in Vermont ever faltered from their devotion to their senator. A phone banking organizer reported on Facebook Thursday that of the 21,649 calls placed to Vermonters so far, 47.8 percent of responders say they will write Bernie in on their ballots. That's more than twice the pledged votes of any other candidate. Speaking of Vermont, there is a rumor that claims that Vermont doesn't bind its electors to the popular vote within the state. Elections Administrator JP Isabelle has verified that they actually are bound to the popular vote of the people of Vermont.
Alabama is also a perfectly safe write-in Bernie state. It's GOP territory. It's not even a close race, according to pundits. There's no way Clinton can win Alabama. It's very Red. Sanders lost the primary, but that doesn't mean Bernie write-in voters should just disregard Alabama. According to Alabama Votes, there are over 3 million active voters. The primary brought only about one-third of them out, according to the New York Times. Berners who unilaterally fall in line with Sanders' wishes can feel absolutely safe writing him in in Alabama.
Wyoming was one of the two states mentioned in the September 22 Inquisitr article that California Bernie Sanders elector for the General Election Joel Colombero, who co-founded BernieVote.com and now works with HowToWriteInBernie.com, mentioned in a CTV News Channel interview. Wyoming is never going to give up their electoral votes to Clinton. Liberals in Wyoming overwhelmingly chose Bernie during their caucus. Meanwhile, only 7 percent of the GOP caucus goers picked Trump. Even though Wyoming is a GOP state, voters support equal rights and Bernie's support of personal privacy appeals to many Wyoming voters. Wyoming is in a significant position of power in this election. Bernie should have no problem with a Wyoming write-in campaign.
There are also states that look really good for the Deny 270 organizers that are not considered "close" races. Perhaps Bernie wouldn't mind being voted for in Rhode Island, New Jersey, or Washington, given that his concern was over "close" races. Rhode Island is a clear blue state. Google Trends indicated that Rhode Island voters were among the most likely to be googling about writing in Bernie, USA Today reported. New Jersey is not a close race either. Clinton is set to walk away with New Jersey's electoral votes. Bernie might feel moderately safe about voters writing him in in New Jersey. Only 877,496 voters came out to vote in the New Jersey Democratic primary, and the state has almost exactly three times as many unaffiliated voters, according to NJ.com. While Clinton easily took New Jersey during the primary, if write-in voters wanted to give their state to Bernie, it would only require some of the millions of unaffiliated voters heading out to write him in on their ballot. For what it's worth, Bernie should plan for a strong write-in showing there, whether he approves or not, because New Jersey was also among the leading Google searches associated with writing in Bernie. Washington is not considered a close race, and also happens to be one of Bernie's strongest states. Selena Faller from the Washington secretary of state has, according to an email, verified that Washington counts write-in ballots and binds its electors to the vote whether or not they pre-registered.