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TIME Snubs Bernie Sanders for Person of the Year After He Crushes Readers' Poll

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TIME Magazine’s editors have snubbed Bernie Sanders for Donald Trump.

After the shortlist of finalists for the magazine’s Person of the Year designation was released today, Sanders’ image was noticeably absent, given readers’ strong preference for the Vermont U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate.

Sanders’ exclusion from the shortlist comes as a surprise for Sanders’ supporters, who helped him overwhelmingly win first place in TIME’s readers’ poll for Person of the Year by a wide margin, with 10.2 percent of all votes. Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai was in a distant second, with 5.2 percent of the vote. Pope Francis, who was TIME’s Person of the Year in 2013, came in third with 3.7 percent.

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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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