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After Sanders' Endorsement, Disunity Persists Within The Democratic Party

- July 13, 2016

Several Sanders Supporters In Virginia Are Still Opposed To A Clinton Presidency And Distrusting Of The Presumptive Democrat Nominee

Bernie Sanders Supporter From Chesterfield Virginia John Christopher Nolan: "I Am Immensely Disappointed In Bernie, He Fights The Good Fight For So Long And Now He's Going To Endorse The Lying Liar Who Lies. Shame On Me For Having Any Faith In Politicians." "'I am immensely disappointed in Bernie,' John Christopher Nolan of Chesterfield County posted on a Richmond Facebook page for Sanders supporters. 'He fights the good fight for so long and now he's going to endorse the Lying Liar Who Lies. Shame on me for having any faith in politicians.'" (Andrew Cain, "Virginia Sanders Supporters: Clinton Must Stay True To More Progressive Positions," Culpeper Star Exponent , 7/13/16)

Mara Seaforest, A Pro-Sanders Member Of The DNC Platform Committee Asserted That Clinton Is, "Going To Have To Do Better In Convincing Us The Ideas She's Beginning To Discuss Publicly Will Be Reflected In Her Presidency." "Clinton is 'going to have to do better in convincing us the ideas she's beginning to discuss publicly will be reflected in her presidency,' Seaforest said." (Andrew Cain, "Virginia Sanders Supporters: Clinton Must Stay True To More Progressive Positions," Culpeper Star Exponent , 7/13/16)

Sanders Supporters In Iowa Continue To Doubt Clinton's Intentions And Honesty

Iowa Bernie Sanders Supporter Kate Gorden: "To See Him Endorse Someone That Has Really Gone Against What His Whole Campaign Was For Is, I Don't Know, It's Sad, It's Really Sad." (Ben Oldach, "Sanders Supporters In Des Moines React After Clinton Endorsement," NBC, 7/12/16)

  • Kate Gorden: "Even With Bernie's Backing I Know That Her Policies Won't Change, I Know Her Record, And If I Don't Vote For Hillary I'll Still Have A Clean Conscience." "'Even if she does adopt them, I mean, great hopefully they`ll pass but I really don`t see myself supporting her. Even with Bernie`s backing I know that her policies won`t change, I know her record, and if I don`t vote for Hillary I`ll still have a clean conscience,' said Gorden." (Ben Oldach, "Sanders Supporters In Des Moines React After Clinton Endorsement," NBC, 7/12/16)

Substantial Discontent And Disunity Permeates Throughout The New Hampshire Democrat Party

New Hampshire News Network NH1 Headline: "Sanders Endorses Clinton But Not All Of His NH Supporters Are On Board." (Paul Steinhauser, "Sanders Endorses Clinton But Not All Of His NH Supporters Are On Board," NH1, 7/12/16)

New Hampshire Public Radio Headline: "Sanders Endorses Clinton, But Not All Of His N.H. Supporters Are Swayed." (Josh Rogers, "Sanders Endorses Clinton, But Not All Of His N.H. Supporters Are Swayed," New Hampshire Public Radio, 7/12/16)

  • Sanders Supporter Response When Asked If She Will Support Clinton: "Her Track Record: Decades Of Deception Corruption; The Deaths That Have Come At Her Hands, All The Boys And Girls Who Have Died In The Wars And Interventions." "As she walked thought the parking lot, she said she didn't care that Sanders himself was asking her to vote for Clinton. 'I'm still not voting for her.' Why? 'Her track record: decades of deception corruption; the deaths that have come at her hands, all the boys and girls who have died in the wars and interventions. And her pro-fracking, I mean it just goes on and on. Let's not get rid of money in politics and let's let the revolving door of government officials go into lobbying groups. It just is endless.'" (Josh Rogers, "Sanders Endorses Clinton, But Not All Of His N.H. Supporters Are Swayed," New Hampshire Public Radio, 7/12/16)
  • Sanders Supporter Response When Asked If He Will Support Clinton: "F--K No, No, Absolutely Not." "Gregg Tuveson of Dover had a more laconic, but equally emphatic way of answering the same question: Can you see yourself voting for Clinton now that Sanders has made his endorsement? 'F--k no, no, absolutely not.'" (Josh Rogers, "Sanders Endorses Clinton, But Not All Of His N.H. Supporters Are Swayed," New Hampshire Public Radio, 7/12/16)

At Tuesday's Event, Governor Maggie Hassan And Senator Jeanne Shaheen, "Two Longtime Clinton Bakers," Were Heckled By Sanders Supporters, Calling Into Doubt The Unity In The Party. "Gov. Maggie Hassan and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, two longtime Clinton backers, spoke in advance of Sanders. Both were briefly heckled by Sanders supporters in the crowd. And chants of 'Bernie' broke out in the gym, which prompted the Clinton faithful to respond with chants of 'unity' and 'Hillary.'" (Paul Steinhauser, "Sanders Endorses Clinton But Not All Of His NH Supporters Are On Board," NH1, 7/12/16)

When Asked If She Would Be Supporting Clinton In A November, A Sanders Supporter Exiting The 'Unity' Event Curtly Responded "No Sir" And Cited Clinton's Email Scandal As The Reason For Her Continued Opposition. "Following the rally Sanders supporter Paula Iasclla told NH1 News 'no sir' when asked whether she would now support Clinton. She raised the Clinton email scandal as a reason why she won't back Clinton." (Paul Steinhauser, "Sanders Endorses Clinton But Not All Of His NH Supporters Are On Board," NH1, 7/12/16)

Tempers Have Not Cooled In Nevada Since May's Tumultuous Democratic Convention

Former Nevada Young Democrat President Hawah Ahmad Is Still Concerned By Clinton's Hawkish Nature And Her Policies Toward The Middle East And Is Uncertain That She Will Support Clinton In November. "However, there were holdouts like Hawah Ahmad, former Nevada Young Democrats president. She remained hesitant to support Clinton for a variety of reasons, including her hawkish stance on foreign policy, particularly toward the Middle East. 'I still do have concerns, but I don't have concerns specifically as a Bernie Sanders supporter,' she said. 'I had concerns from the get-go as a young, minority woman that lives in a fairly white state.'" (Seth A. Richardson, "Some Sanders Nevada Delegates Back Clinton; Others Balk," Reno Gazette-Journal, 7/12/16)

Angie Morelli, Sanders Delegate From Las Vegas, Still Holds Out Hope That Sanders Will Clinch The Nomination, Asserting That Sanders' Speech In New Hampshire Didn't Qualify As "A Complete Endorsement." "Other delegates were unwavering in their support for Sanders. Angie Morelli, a Sanders delegate from Las Vegas, said she didn't think Sanders announcement was tantamount to a full endorsement or an end to the campaign. 'I don't see it as a complete endorsement,' she said. 'I also know that FDR endorsed his opponent before he went into his contested convention and he still won. I think that this really doesn't change things. I'm curious as to what he got to make this endorsement, but I don't see that this has really changed much.'" (Seth A. Richardson, "Some Sanders Nevada Delegates Back Clinton; Others Balk," Reno Gazette-Journal, 7/12/16)

Carol Cizauskas, A Former Sanders Campaign Staffer From Reno, Asserted That She Would Not Vote For Clinton In November Due To Her Untrustworthiness. "Carol Cizauskas, a former Sanders campaign staffer from Reno, said she plans to vote for either Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein or 'none of the above.' Cizauskas said Clinton wasn't trustworthy, especially by taking money from Wall Street firms and other large industries while saying it wouldn't impact her campaign." (Seth A. Richardson, "Some Sanders Nevada Delegates Back Clinton; Others Balk," Reno Gazette-Journal, 7/12/16)

  • In Regards To Clinton Cizauskas Asserted, "She's Hypocritical And She's A Liar." "Cizauskas said Clinton wasn't trustworthy, especially by taking money from Wall Street firms and other large industries while saying it wouldn't impact her campaign. 'She's hypocritical and she's a liar when she says those kinds of things do not and will not affect her,' she said." (Seth A. Richardson, "Some Sanders Nevada Delegates Back Clinton; Others Balk," Reno Gazette-Journal , 7/12/16)
  • Cizauskas Continued Assailing Clinton Saying, "She's Just Somebody Who Doesn't Care About People At All. I Can't Stand Seeing Her Run And I Can't Stand Seeing Her Get The Nomination. I Think She's A Horrible Person." (Seth A. Richardson, "Some Sanders Nevada Delegates Back Clinton; Others Balk," Reno Gazette-Journal , 7/12/16)

Sanders Supporters From Florida Are Not Quite "With Her" Either

Sanders Supporter From Palm Beach Lisa Friddle: "Personally, I Don't Think I Will Support Hillary. I Don't Trust Her." (Catherine Lucey, "Sanders To Back Clinton. Will Supporters Follow?"Associated Press, 7/11/16)

Diana Hatsis-Newhoff, Sanders Delegate From Palm Beach, Joined Other Sanders Delegates In Shouting Down An Attempt By Clinton Supporters To Include Clinton's Name In The National Platform Document. "Tensions between the campaigns simmered throughout the platform meeting in a steamy hotel ballroom over two marathon days. Despite winning concessions on many issues, Sanders supporters booed angrily over losses, such as failing to get clear opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Near the meeting's end, Sanders backers angrily shouted down an effort to add Clinton's name to the document in a number of places, which they took as an implication that she was already the official nominee. 'To do it now is a slap in the face to us. She is not the nominee,' said Diana Hatsis-Newhoff, 54, a nurse from Palm Beach, who is a Sanders delegate." (Catherine Lucey, "Sanders To Back Clinton. Will Supporters Follow?" Associated Press, 7/11/16)

Some Sanders Supporters In Arizona Feel Betrayed By Sander's Endorsement Of Clinton

Kelly Thornton, A Sanders Delegate From Prescott, Said That "Bernie Flat-Out Lied To Us, He Said He Was In It Through The Conventions," And Said That She Is Going To The Democrat Convention Not "More To Protest And Party" Than Support Clinton. "'It was done completely tastelessly and it left us delegates blindsided,' said Kelly Thornton, a Sanders delegate from Prescott. 'Bernie flat-out lied to us, he said he was in it through the conventions.' Thornton said last week that she would never get behind Clinton, even with Sanders' support, and said then that she 'won't be partying' like some at the convention since she would be there to work. While she said she still won't back Clinton, Thornton said her plans for the convention have now changed in light of Tuesday's endorsement. 'I'm going to be there in solidarity with progressives and protesters now," Thornton said. 'I'm going more to protest and party.'" (Emily Zenter, "Shock, Then Aw: Sanders Backers Move On After Endorsement Of Clinton," Cronkite News, 7/12/16)

Sanders Supporters In Colorado Are "Now On The Trump Train"

Fox 31 Headline: "Denver Sanders Supporter Now On The Trump Train." (Joe St. George, "Denver Sanders Supporter Now On The Trump Train," Fox 31, 7/12/16)

  • Former Colorado Sanders Supporter Isaac Sandoval Now Plans To Vote For Trump, Saying "There Are A Lot Of Bernie Supporters Turning To Donald Trump." "Denver resident Isaac Sandoval donated $500 to the Bernie Sanders campaign during the primary season. He now plans on voting for Donald Trump. 'There are a lot of Bernie supporters turning to Donald Trump,' Sandoval said. 'I think Bernie Sanders started a certain revolution that needs to keep going and unfortunately that won't happen with Hillary (Clinton).'" (Joe St. George, "Denver Sanders Supporter Now On The Trump Train," Fox 31, 7/12/16)

The Colorado Statesman Headline: "Colorado Sanders Supporters Have Mixed Reactions To Clinton Endorsement." (Ernest Luning, "Colorado Sanders Supporters Have Mixed Reactions To Clinton Endorsement," The Colorado Statesman, 7/12/16)

CBS Denver Headline: "Despite Clinton Endorsement, Some Colorado Delegates Will Still Vote For Sanders." (Shaun Boyd, "Despite Clinton Endorsement, Some Colorado Delegates Will Still Vote For Sanders," CBS Denver, 7/12/16)

  • Three Colorado Delegates "Say They Will Cast Votes For Sanders At The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia." "All three delegates say they will cast votes for Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia at the end of the month." (Shaun Boyd, "Despite Clinton Endorsement, Some Colorado Delegates Will Still Vote For Sanders," CBS Denver, 7/12/16)
  • Colorado State Rep. Joe Salazar: "The Problem With The Democratic Party Is That We Believe We Have To Unify Around A Person And That's What's Decimating Us As A Party." "'The problem with the Democratic Party is that we believe we have to unify around a person and that's what's decimating us as a party. What we need to do is we need to unify around our principles and our ideals,' he said." (Shaun Boyd, "Despite Clinton Endorsement, Some Colorado Delegates Will Still Vote For Sanders," CBS Denver, 7/12/16)

North Carolina Sanders Supporters Refuse To Follow Sanders In His Endorsement Of Clinton

The Charlotte Observer Editorial: "Kevin Siers: Sanders' Endorsement." (Kevin Siers, "Sanders' Endorsement," The Charlotte Observer, 7/12/16)

(Kevin Siers, "Sanders' Endorsement," The Charlotte Observer, 7/12/16)

North Carolina Resident Mary Thompson: "Even Though I Support Bernie Sanders, I Don't Necessarily Agree, Or Listen, To Everything He Says. So, I Will Not Be Voting For Hillary. Personally, I Don't Like Her At All." "Mary Thompson sat outside Unification Tattoo sketching as she spoke with News 13. She had hoped Sanders could redraw what the country looked like. 'Even though I support Bernie Sanders, I don't necessarily agree, or listen, to everything he says. So, I will not be voting for Hillary. Personally, I don't like her at all,' Thompson said." (Aaron Adelson, "After Clinton Endorsement, Sanders Supporters Decide Who To Vote For," WLOS, 7/12/16)

"Bernie Or Bust" Is Still Alive And Well In Ohio

Steve Holecko, Volunteer Coordinator For Sanders In Northeast Ohio, Said That A Third Of Sanders Supporters "Are 'Bernie Or Bust' People" And Will Not Vote For Clinton. "Steve Holecko, who served as volunteer coordinator for Sanders in Northeast Ohio, estimated that about a third of Sanders supporters in the area are committed to voting for Clinton. Another third are undecided but will eventually back Clinton, he said, while the last third 'are 'Bernie or bust' people' who, if they vote, will back a third-party candidate. (Very few will vote for Trump, he predicted)." (Jeremy Pelzer, "Hillary Clinton's Campaign Woos Bernie Sanders' Supporters In Ohio," The Plain Dealer, 7/12/16)

Columbus Resident Kyle Landis Said He Would "Absolutely Not" Support Clinton Citing Her Changed Position On TPP And Time On The Wal-Mart Board Of Directors, Saying "I Don't Think I Would Believe Anything That She Says At This Point." "But Kyle Landis, a Columbus resident who volunteered for Sanders during his Ohio primary campaign, said he is 'absolutely not' going to support Hillary Clinton, no matter what she does to reach out. 'Mostly the reason for that is just that she's just another neo-liberal candidate who doesn't really support any of the issues that the Bernie Sanders campaign or his supporters were fighting for,' Landis said, noting that she changed her stance on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and served on Wal-Mart's board of directors. 'I don't think I would believe anything that she says at this point.'" (Jeremy Pelzer, "Hillary Clinton's Campaign Woos Bernie Sanders' Supporters In Ohio," The Plain Dealer, 7/12/16)

Some Wisconsin Sanders Supporters Are Still Apprehensive About A Clinton Presidency

Wisconsin State Journal Headline: "Hands On Wisconsin: Bernie Sanders Supporters Still Not In Love With Hillary." (Phil Hands, "Hands On Wisconsin: Bernie Sanders Supporters Still Not In Love With Hillary," Wisconsin State Journal , 7/12/16)

(Phil Hands, "Hands On Wisconsin: Bernie Sanders Supporters Still Not In Love With Hillary," Wisconsin State Journal , 7/12/16)


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