Sunday, March 06, 2016

To the Caucus I went- Bernie won

By SJ Otto
I went to my caucus in North Newton, my designated place. We went to some building on The Bethel College Campus. The caucus was scheduled to start at 3pm. But there were so many new voters registering that it took to almost 4pm before the event started.
There were a speaker for both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Cathy Anderson spoke for Bernie.
"Folks before Kochs," she said. "We need a democratic and peaceful revolution."
She also said that Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) was a step in the right direction but more needed to be done.  She said we need to tax the Wall Street speculators then use the money to pay for college tuition.
There was as spokes person for the Hillary side. His main message was that we needed a candidate to win. He brought up the example of  the George McGovern vs. Richard Nixon Campaign, where McGovern lost in a landslide.

There were a total of 963 voters registered to take part in the Caucus. Bernie won the day with almost 70% of the vote. The state tally was Bernie 68% to Hillary 32%, according to The Wichita Eagle.

Photos by James Lynch.

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