Sanders says he lags because the poor don’t vote

Washington—The Latest on campaign 2016 ahead of presidential primaries in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has a simple explanation for why he’s trailing Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House: Poor people don’t vote.
In an interview for NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sanders says the fact that poor people don’t vote is a “sad reality of American society.” He says that while his campaign has done a good job of bringing out young people, he says he’s had only some success with lower-income Americans.
Sanders predicts that if voter turnout could be significantly increased so that low-income people, working people and younger people participated, “this country would be radically transformed.”—AP

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