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Sanders joins Sharpton, denounces voter suppression

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 01:16

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders excoriates Republican governors for ''passing laws, restricting the right to vote'' during a speech to Reverend Al Sharpton's annual National Action Network convention ahead of next week's Democratic primary in New York state. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders spoke at activist Reverend Al Sharpton's annual National Action Network (NAN) convention in New York on Thursday (April 14). Sanders accused some Republicans of trying to suppress voter turnout. "The idea that they (Republicans) are passing laws, restricting the right to vote- making it harder for people to vote, poor people, old people, people of color- that is moving in exactly the wrong way," said Sanders. He also spoke about attending the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. "(It) dates me, but I was there," said Sanders. He then asked Sharpton to confirm the full name of the historic march to which Sharpton replied "I wasn't there but you asked." "He's a kid," Sanders joked. "He's a good kid. He's growing he's learning." Clinton has strong support from black voters heading into New York state's Democratic primary next week but some supporters worry that Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders has begun making inroads with them.

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Sanders joins Sharpton, denounces voter suppression

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 01:16