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Despite losing, Sanders supporters remain positive

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Despite losing the New York primary, Bernie Sanders had a good turnout in upstate New York.

Sanders was in Pennsylvania today. He says he didn’t stay in New York, because he did everything he could to get voters to the polls.

“So what this political revolution is about is the understanding that no president can do it alone,” said Sanders. “The only way we go forward, and rebuild America, and create the economy that works for all of us, the environment that works for all of us, is when millions of people stand up and say loudly and clearly enough is enough.”

Locally, there was strong support for Bernie Sanders. He got 48 percent of the Democratic vote in Monroe County. Because of that, his backers are far from disappointed tonight.

His supporters gathered at Buta Pub in the South Wedge on Tuesday to watch the primary results roll in.

There, supporters tell us their grassroots campaign started back in November with humble beginnings, passing out flyers at the Public Market and registering people to vote on the street.

The organization now has more than 200 dedicated supporters, and they’re proud of how far they’ve come in gaining local support for the Vermont senator.

The final vote total in Monroe County was extremely close, with Clinton leading Sanders by just 4 percentage points. Sanders delegates tell us they expect Monroe County’s six delegates to split evenly between Clinton and Sanders.

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