California Democrats, you have a big job. Now that Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, you must elect a Democratic nominee who can defeat him. That nominee is Bernie Sanders.
Here’s why: People trust Bernie. His integrity is unquestionable. His positions are consistent: marching for Civil Rights when it wasn’t popular, marching with strikers who have been treated unfairly, vehemently supporting women’s rights, standing up against trade agreements that took American jobs elsewhere. Voters really like him, as evidenced in the enormous crowds at his rallies across the country. They like a man who will stand up for them against the rich and powerful.
Democrats are not the only voters needed to defeat Trump. Independents, who have been very strong for Sanders, will play a key role in November. Closed primaries that excluded this group had inaccurate results, but these voters will be vital in the fall. Bernie Sanders has ignited a fire under young people who are, for the first time, giving direction to their own future and that of their planet. They will stand with Bernie against Trump.
All the polls show that Bernie Sanders has a much greater lead over Donald Trump than does Hillary Clinton. Recently she has fallen behind. We need a nominee who can win, and that’s Bernie Sanders.