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(4,667 posts)
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:21 PM Jun 2016

Bernie supporters: What will you do if Bernie doesn't concede?

Say Tuesday comes and goes, Hillary has clinched the nomination, and Bernie has neither conceded nor given any indication that he intends to concede. What will you do?

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I will help him try to persuade superdelegates by sending them emails, phone calls, tweets, etc., because that's been working so far.
5 (28%)
I will send him another $27 for use in his superdelegate persuasion campaign.
2 (11%)
I will post on social media that Bernie is doing the right thing, but nothing more.
1 (6%)
I will do nothing at all.
4 (22%)
I will post on social media that Bernie should concede, but nothing more.
0 (0%)
I will actively communicate with Bernie and tell him he should concede.
0 (0%)
I will ignore Bernie and start helping Hillary's general election campaign.
4 (22%)
Other (specify in comments).
2 (11%)
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Bernie supporters: What will you do if Bernie doesn't concede? (Original Post) Chichiri Jun 2016 OP
Post removed Post removed Jun 2016 #1
Sweet 16th , come soon. nt arely staircase Jun 2016 #3
its OK...he's a Trump supporter Actorvist Jun 2016 #29
Well legally, he can't. Chichiri Jun 2016 #5
It is likely those laws would be invalidated in federal court tritsofme Jun 2016 #32
Even as a supporter of Sanders myself... LP2K12 Jun 2016 #7
Oh boy farleftlib Jun 2016 #2
Oh knock it off. You know full well there will be no purging. nt Chichiri Jun 2016 #6
Like in the HCG? TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #9
DU is not the HCG or the BSG, you know that. nt Chichiri Jun 2016 #11
We can be grateful for that. TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #14
Tell that to WillieT farleftlib Jun 2016 #12
Notables like (insert looooooooooooooong list of Hillary supporters who are or have been suspended)? Chichiri Jun 2016 #13
So purges do happen farleftlib Jun 2016 #31
Names? Scootaloo Jun 2016 #35
Yeah really just one name.please SwampG8r Jun 2016 #36
There will be no purging, but... Miles Archer Jun 2016 #30
Flamebait. Berners let it sink. jillan Jun 2016 #4
Based on your sig, I'm guessing... Chichiri Jun 2016 #10
Exactly! pacalo Jun 2016 #26
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2016 #8
Back him how? Call SDs? Send money? Post on Facebook and DU? nt Chichiri Jun 2016 #15
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2016 #17
That . . . didn't answer my question. What form will your backing take, is what I'm asking. nt Chichiri Jun 2016 #18
You're on the wrong site... LP2K12 Jun 2016 #19
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2016 #20
You said... LP2K12 Jun 2016 #21
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2016 #23
Understood. LP2K12 Jun 2016 #25
So if Clinton is the nominee GP6971 Jun 2016 #16
So far, half will try to overturn the will of the people - so much for supporting fair elections. baldguy Jun 2016 #22
They can't follow the TOS on a site like DU... LP2K12 Jun 2016 #24
I voted other Lazy Daisy Jun 2016 #27
What are you doing now? nt Chichiri Jun 2016 #34
I'll be shocked if this happens. joshcryer Jun 2016 #28
Well.... Bjornsdotter Jun 2016 #33
Other: LWolf Jun 2016 #37
Looking at the names who voted that they'd ignore Bernie, I'm stunned to learn of all these closet JudyM Jun 2016 #38

Response to Chichiri (Original post)


(4,667 posts)
5. Well legally, he can't.
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:26 PM
Jun 2016

All but four states have laws preventing the loser of a major party primary running as an independent in the general.


(17,639 posts)
32. It is likely those laws would be invalidated in federal court
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 07:06 PM
Jun 2016

if enforced against a presidential candidate.

States or even Congress have pretty limited ability to set extra-constitutional eligibility standards on federal candidates.


(885 posts)
7. Even as a supporter of Sanders myself...
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:28 PM
Jun 2016

I think it's easy to see, you're on the wrong site.

We support dems here.



(2,125 posts)
31. So purges do happen
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 07:04 PM
Jun 2016

And you're hoping for another loooooooooooooooooong list of Bernie supporters to get
disappeared. Talking out of both sides of the mouth is an HRC thing. Her followers emulate
that skill well.

Miles Archer

(18,837 posts)
30. There will be no purging, but...
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 07:03 PM
Jun 2016

...Sanders and his supporters also will not be "fair game" on the 16th. I'd start planning for that now and post whatever other polls you think you need to post.

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Response to Chichiri (Reply #15)


(885 posts)
19. You're on the wrong site...
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:41 PM
Jun 2016

It is written into the Terms of Service, which you agreed to when you joined:

Winning elections is important — therefore, advocating in favor of Republican nominees or in favor of third-party spoiler candidates that could split the vote and throw an election to our conservative opponents is never permitted on Democratic Underground. ... For presidential contests, election season begins when both major-party nominees become clear. For non-presidential contests, election season begins on Labor Day. Everyone here on DU needs to work together to elect more Democrats and fewer Republicans to all levels of American government. If you are bashing, trashing, undermining, or depressing turnout for our candidates during election season, we'll assume you are rooting for the other side.

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Lazy Daisy

(928 posts)
27. I voted other
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:59 PM
Jun 2016

because I'm going to continue doing what I'm doing now. Thanks for the smug post, it reaffirms my thoughts about Hillary. If her supporters are so full of themselves that they think it's OK to post things like this, insults veiled as "was just wondering" they've got to get it from somewhere.

Yes Hillary will probably win the primary, and yes she will probably win the GE. But when she sticks it to us and hard, I'll still hand you a tissue to wipe your tears. Cause I'm good like that.


(6,123 posts)
33. Well....
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 07:14 PM
Jun 2016

....I've been thinking of raising all of our prices in the states with every poster who asks what Bernie supporters will do after Tuesday.

Seriously...nothing. I'm going to watch how everything plays out.


(46,179 posts)
37. Other:
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 08:31 PM
Jun 2016

1, 2, and half of 3.

How interesting that the responders for the "igore" response are not those you asked.


(29,409 posts)
38. Looking at the names who voted that they'd ignore Bernie, I'm stunned to learn of all these closet
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 08:36 PM
Jun 2016

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