Where Is Bernie Sanders On Super Tuesday? The Candidate Is Coming Home To His Biggest Supporters
Independent senator-turned Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders will spend Super Tuesday in Vermont, his home state, reported Burlington Free Press. Sanders has represented Vermont in Congress since 1991. Before that time, he served as mayor of Burlington during the 80s. Leading up to Super Tuesday, Sanders has visited Texas, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Colorado to try to drum up last-minute support in these states, according to USA Today. Monday night, he will head home to spend the big day in the Burlington area.
As results pour in from every direction on March 1, Sanders will be holding a Super Tuesday rally in Essex Junction, about eight miles away from Burlington, Sanders' place of residence. The Sanders campaign website states that the event is free and open to all. No tickets are needed, but the campaign recommends RSVPing. The rally will be held on a first come, first serve basis. Interested Vermonters should show up at the Champlain Valley Exposition, located at 105 Pear St. in Essex Junction, well before 4 p.m. when doors open. The event will include entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. before Sanders speaks.
On Sunday, Ben Folds announced on Facebook that he would be among the performers at the rally, saying, "Those who know me know that I’ve never put myself wholeheartedly into a public endorsement for a politician, but Bernie is a rare candidate."
The campaign event page includes important information on what types of objects will not be allowed into the rally space for security reasons; those interested in attending should take note so as not to encounter difficulties getting in. Sharp objects, bags, and signs on sticks are among the prohibited items. Basically, if it's not your keys or your phone, try to leave it behind.
Most of the states holding elections on Super Tuesday will close their polls between 7 and 8:30 p.m. ET, according to CBS News, meaning preliminary results will likely be coming in by the time Sanders takes the stage. So attendees of the rally can expect remarks on the results from the senator in addition to the usual stump speech, although final tallies won't be available until Wednesday. Vermont's polls close at 7 p.m. ET, and Sanders currently enjoys a 75-point lead over Clinton in the state's polls, according to Real Clear Politics.
Polls from several other Super Tuesday states show less cheery numbers for the Green Mountain State senator. No matter the results, Sanders will receive at least some of them surrounded by his adoring constituents in the comfort of his home turf.
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