Bernie Sanders draws crowd of 15,000 in last-minute Sacramento rally


Bernie Sanders supporters show support of their candidate with posters. Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally in Sacramento on May 9 to a crowd of over 15,000 supporters.

In his speech, Sen. Sanders stressed the importance on winning the primary in California.

“With your help we are going to win the biggest prize yet, the California primary which has 475 pledged delegates,” Sanders said.

The crowd filled Bonney Field at Cal Expo which has a seating capacity of 12,000.

Sanders, who appeals primarily to the under 45 voter group, drew a large amount of college students.

“I’m here because I want to hear his message,” said Chico State recreation administration major Ben Johnson. “The Republican party rallies on hatred. It’s awful. Being here is the complete opposite.”

Sanders also gave a speech to neighboring Stockton residents on May 10.

California residents cast their vote for a Democratic candidate on June 7.


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