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Questions tagged [bernie-sanders]

Bernie Sanders is an Independent Senator from Vermont. He has run for President as a Democrat (whom he caucuses with in the Senate) in 2016 and 2020 Use this tag alongside the [united-states] tag.

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How come there are so many candidates for the 2020 Democratic party presidential nomination?

It seems the number of candidates for the 2020 US Democratic Party presidential nomination has now reached 21 "major" candidates, plus 200 (!!) additional filing candidates (though two of the "major" ...
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How is the audience for Fox News Town Halls chosen?

This question: Was Bernie Sanders' recent town hall on fox news in any way unusual? asks about the surprisingly positive reception that Sanders' Medicare for All proposal received from the studio ...
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Was Bernie Sanders' recent town hall on fox news in any way unusual?

It seemed to me, that the town hall went unusually well for Bernie and it seemed, that FOX was actually very fair, maybe even suspiciously so towards him. When comparing this town hall to previous ...
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Do I correctly understand the math behind Bernie Sanders's medicare for all financing options?

This may be basic math, but I'd like to check my understanding of Bernie Sanders's medicare for all financing options document, which is found here. $3.2 trillion is what the U.S. spends on health ...
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Has Donald Trump made any statements that are considered homophobic?

Bernie Sanders has stated multiple times that Donald Trump is a homophobic. Have there been any instances of him making homophobic comments or policies?
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To what extent did the elections of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib reflect a “Sanders effect”?

Left-wing journalist Doug Henwood recently asserted the following about Bernie Sanders: Without his candidacy, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [...] wouldn’t be in Congress, neither would her colleagues ...
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Why is it that Bernie Sanders is always called a “socialist”?

As a German I really don't get calling Bernie Sanders a socialist. In every country in Europe he would be a social democrat at best, but somehow in the USA he's a "socialist" and "communist" you ...
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What did Bernie Sanders do with all the cash from his 2016 campaign?

I'm just wondering what happened with hundreds of millions Bernie Sanders raised in 2016. Did he give to the DNC?
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What safeguards has the DNC added to prevent a situation like what they did to Bernie Sanders in the last election (2016)?

Have there been any safeguards or special rule changes within the DNC to prevent an unfair primary process as with what happened to Bernie Sanders in the 2016 election cycle?
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How many Americans are actually uninsured?

NBC News reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders has the following response to House Democrats' PAYGO rules: "At a time when climate change threatens our planet, when our infrastructure is crumbling, when ...
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Has the DNC barred Sanders from contending in the 2020 Democratic primaries?

The DNC has recently approved some structural reforms, many which are suspect in several ways IMHO, but a particularly interesting one is the following (ignore the pen markings, just read the second ...
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Why did the DNC try to prevent Bernie Sanders from getting the Democratic Nomination?

I recently read a few news articles talking about a class action lawsuit against the DNC for cheating Bernie Sanders out of the primaries. Is there any truth to these claims that there were concerted ...
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As of August 2017, what would it take for Bernie Sanders to assume the presidency of the United States?

Yes, I am aware that November 2016 has long passed, but what would have to happen for Bernie to assume the presidency while Donald Trump is still president? I'm aware of a line of succession (...
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Why is Bernie Sanders associated with pudding? [closed]

I have recently heard multiple people make jokes about Bernie Sanders looking for pudding. I did some quick Googling, but only found more references from conservatives on twitter and other media ...
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What would Bernie Sanders look like in other political systems?

Now, I'm Canadian, but a lot of what I see in politics comes from the US, as they're always throttling each other, while up here things for the most part just kinda keep going, nothing interesting ...
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How did individual Democratic Super-delegates vote at the roll call convention?

How did individual super-delegates wind up voting at the nomination convention? Note: I don't think this question is trivial. It's fairly easy to find who they publicly endorsed, but not every ...
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Bernie Sanders and the Political Revolution

So I saw parts of the DNC speech that Bernie Sanders spoke and he talked about the Political Revolution continuing as people cheered like crazy. I see articles and hear news stories like this Bernie ...
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Attitude of Bernie and Clinton supporters towards Trump

Is there a comparison of what attitude self-identified Bernie supporters have towards Donald Trump compared to what attitude self-identified Hillary Clinton supporters have towards Donald Trump? Are ...
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Did Reddit provide the initial critical mass for Bernie Sanders's grassroots movement?

I know that this election's surprise - Bernie Sanders - owes his success to a grassroots movement organized via social media. The reasons for that are many. There is widespread resentment towards the ...
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What's the explanation behind Obama's joke about Bernie Sanders?

I am French and not well-informed on everything happening with the US election. Hence my puzzled state when hearing the joke Obama made about Bernie Sanders: You look like a million bucks. Or, to ...
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US Primaries 2016 - Washington

In the results for the Democratic primaries I came across this for Washington state: Hillary Clinton votes: 380,760 perc: 52.95% delegates: 27 Bernie Sanders votes: 338,283 perc: 47.05% delegates:...
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Why do people call Bernie the most popular candidate when he's losing? [closed]

Recently I have seen many images on Facebook and elsewhere with pictures comparing large Bernie Sanders rallies to relatively small rallies for other candidates. Often these images have captions along ...
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Will there be a 10th US democratic primary debate?

There is an open slot on democrats.org for a 10th debate in May, but the location and date are still TBD. Is this debate likely to take place?
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Sanders says he has no plans to quit before the final primary votes have been cast in June

Sanders says he has no plans to quit before the final primary votes have been cast in June. I want to know if there is statistics that shows his popularity diagram in the past year to see if it is ...
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Bernie Sanders says his campaign has made the political establishment nervous

"We have made the financial establishment, the political establishment and the media establishment quite nervous," stated Sanders, adding "that is a good thing." Can you please explain the 1st ...
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Can Bernie Sanders be a write-in candidate if he does not win the primaries?

Every source I can find says most states require an individual to register to be a write-in candidate for their votes to be tallied. So, has Bernie registered, or does the fact that he ran in the ...
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What's the Democratic Party's position on residence-based taxation?

The United States is one of very few countries in the world taxing their citizens (and permanent residents) abroad. It looks like in 2014, the Republican National Committee voted on a resolution to ...
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Is Bernie Sanders allowed to finance a trip to Vatican from campaign funds?

I read this in an article from Market Watch: "Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will take time off the campaign trail ahead of the critical New York primary for a trip to the Vatican ...
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Why did Hillary Clinton and her supporters think it was a good idea to demand Bernie Sanders' tax return?

From what I understand, Hillary Clinton and her supporters demanded that Bernie Sanders release his tax return, suggesting that he was refusing to do so and was hiding something, even though the ...
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Why was the statement “When You're White You Don't Know What It's Like To Be Poor” so controversial?

The statement: "When You're White You Don't Know What It's Like To Be Poor". Why are so many people getting mad at Bernie Sanders for this? I thought America was finally ready to move on from its ...