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By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Ron Logan and Miriam Raftery
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April 23, 2016 (San Diego) – Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of over 13,000 people at the San Diego Convention Center last night, informing the crowd that his campaign is doing ”something unusual in politics. We are telling the truth.” He then stated, “We cannot go forward as a nation unless we are willing to confront real issues.”
In his opening remarks of a speech interrupted by frequent enthusiastic applause, Sanders took aim at voter suppression tactics on a day when long lines at minority polling places and other questionable tactics drew strong criticism in Arizona.
“In America today, we are living under a corrupt primary campaign system which is undermining our democracy,” Sanders said.