This collection includes homemade and official campaign materials, along with some voting materials and items related to the
2016 Democratic National Convention.
Senator Bernie Sanders ran for president on the democratic ticket in 2016. Expected to be an “also ran” candidate, Sanders
started the campaign at less than 3% in the initial polls. By the end of summer 2015 he was a legitimate contender, and national
polls increased up through the primaries. Notable about his campaign was the ability to break records again and again in the
most attendees at a political campaign rally. He won multiple primary states, but narrowly lost others including Iowa and
California (California by less than 5%). Although he technically lost the primaries, he refused to concede to allow his campaign’s
delegates to attend the Democratic National Convention and give them an opportunity to become more involved in the political
process. Democrat “super delegates” historically vote in favor of the nominee that won the most primary states, and maintained
that precedent by putting their weight behind Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Sanders officially
conceded when state delegate vote tallies were announced at the convention.
Property rights reside with the California State University, Fullerton University Archives and Special Collections. No part
may be quoted for publication without the written permission of the University Archives & Special Collections, CSU Fullerton
or the copyright holder.
Requests for permission to quote from these materials should be addressed to:
California State University, Fullerton
University Archives & Special Collections
800 N. State College, PLS-352 |Fullerton, CA 92834-3599
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The collection is open for research. Some materials within the collection are subject to access restrictions and/or reproduction