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Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign (Collection)

Identifier: FC-2017-04

Scope and Contents

This collection includes homemade and official campaign materials, along with some voting materials and items related to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.


  • Majority of material found within 2015 - 2016

Biographical / Historical

Senator Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016 on the Democratic ticket. Expected to be an "also ran" candidate, Sanders started the campaign at less than 3% in 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 its 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 includin Iowa and California (California by less than 5%). Although he tchnically 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.


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Physical Location

PLS-350--Aisle 2

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Nick Seider after attending the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign
Nick Seider
May 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the CSUF University Archives & Special Collections Repository

University Archives & Special Collections
Pollak Library South Room 352 (PLS 352)
Fullerton CA 92831-3599 USA
(657) 278-4751