Clearly in denial over the country’s lack of support for her failed socialist ideologies, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims “rampant voter suppression” in the country is to blame for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ crushing primary losses to former Vice President Joe Biden.
Speaking in her first interview with Fox News yesterday, Ocasio-Cortez was asked by host Bret Baier, “You did a campaign event at the University of Michigan, 10,000 people, it was rock star status, but those kids did not show up at least if you look at the numbers, just overall this race. So, how can you say the progressive position is still prevailing nationwide when Joe Biden is winning so much?”
“Well, I think one thing that isn’t being talked about is that rampant voter suppression in this country,” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “Right there in Ann Arbor where we had that rally, those kids were waiting three hours in line to vote in Michigan. And so, when we talk about who’s turning out and who’s not turning out, we absolutely —”
“So, just to be clear, you’re saying you think voters didn’t get to vote who wanted to vote in Michigan?” Baier interjected.
“Absolutely,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Obviously, there’s more that we need to do in terms of turning out youth voters, it’s, uh, we need to make sure we are inspiring young people to turn out, but when you do turn out, you should not be waiting three, four, seven hours in order to vote and that causes people to leave.”
.@AOC blames “rampant voter suppression” for Biden beating Sanders by 250,000 votes in Michigan pic.twitter.com/idqDyjBdGv
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 12, 2020
Biden is leading Sanders in the delegate count 881-725 and delivered a crushing blow to the socialist’s campaign this week after winning in Mississippi, Michigan, Missouri and Idaho. Sanders won North Dakota and results for Washington’s primary are still too close to call.
After Tuesday’s primaries, Sanders vowed to continue his presidential campaign, claiming he is encouraged because polls show strong support for his “progressive agenda” and cited support for his health care and climate change policies.
Sanders also claims he is “winning the generational debate” with voters.
“While Joe Biden continues to do very well with older Americans, especially those people over 65, our campaign continues to win the vast majority of votes of younger people,” he said.
“Today, I say to the Democratic establishment: In order to win in the future, you need to win the voters who represent the future of our country, and you must speak to the issues of concern to them,” he continued.
A new Morning Consult poll released yesterday shows Biden’s national lead over Sanders exploding to a whopping 24 percent.