Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders attracted between 15,000 and 20,000 supporters at a Sacramento rally on May 9, but you wouldn't have heard about it if you get your news from mainstream sources — many of which have asserted that Sanders's chances of winning California over presumed candidate Hillary Clinton are all but dead.
Images from Sanders's rally in Northern California tell a very different story. Supporters lined up for hours to pack Sacramento’s Bonney Field to capacity, with thousands more waiting outside the venue to show their support.
#BernieInSacramento trended on Twitter, while mainstream media continued to turn a blind eye to the democratic candidate.
The crowd also proved that the stereotypical #BernieBro — a white, affluent male — supporting Senator Sanders is a thing of the past.
It is clear that despite the media's attempt to silence his campaign, momentum for Sanders has only grown. Many expected enthusiasm to dim as the mathematical chances of his victory grew smaller and smaller, but that is not stopping people from showing their support for his campaign, and his message.
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