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Hillary Clinton's challenge with young voters

Miguel Valdez of Gainesville is attending the Democratic National Convention

Alex Leary | Times

Miguel Valdez of Gainesville is attending the Democratic National Convention

27

July

PHILADELPHIA - Hillary Clinton has a problem with young voters: Many just don't like her.

They find Bernie Sanders more authentic and true to liberalism. 

"Bernie Sanders appears like a grandfather to young voters. The sort of grandfather that would say the truth to you. If you are failing in school, you should study more," said Miguel Valdez, 32, of Gainesville, who is attending the convention. "Young people are craving integrity, honestly, straightforwardness and that's why he connects so well."

Valdez, incensed by leaked party emails showing bias against Sanders, said he will support the nominee but thinks Clinton will lose.

"The Democratic Party is giving the nomination to the weaker of the two candidates. We're going to have President Trump," he said. "F---."

Florida operative Ana Cruz said Sanders needs to work to bridge the divide, "to not just encourage but almost be evangelical with his supporters to come out and embrace the platform changes and embrace this ticket. Hillary Clinton did it in 2008."

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[Last modified: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:53pm]

    

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