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How Today's Bernie Sanders New York Rally Compared to Hillary Clinton's (PHOTOS)

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28k at Prospect Park rally 4.17.16

On Sunday, in his hometown of Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders held the biggest campaign rally to date. By contrast, Hillary Clinton’s rallies were underwhelming.

If rally turnout is any indicator of voter excitement about the two candidates in the Democratic primary, Sanders has never been hotter. The Vermont senator, who spent his first 19 years in Brooklyn, spoke to a crowd of 28,356 supporters in Prospect Park on Sunday, delivering a fiery speech about the need for a national $15/hour minimum wage, tuition-free public college, and holding Wall Street accountable. According to the Washington Post, the crowd estimate came from a company that helped with event logistics, which also works for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Sanders’ previous rally record was at Portland, Oregon’s Moda Center in 2015.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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