Senator Bernie Sanders met with Rev. Al Sharpton in New York City following his New Hampshire primary victory. Sanders took the top spot among candidates for the Democratic party with 60.1 percent of the vote, crushing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s lead. Clinton had 38.2 percent of the vote, Realclearpolitics.com reported.
The meeting between Sanders and Sharpton at Sylvia’s, a soul food restaurant in Harlem, is to discuss diversity, which includes the black vote, NPR reported. The Harlem restaurant was the same place where Sharpton met with President Barack Obama during his presidential campaign.
Sharpton has been involved with racial equality and social movements and often speaks out about injustice. An endorsement from Sharpton could help Sanders gain the support he needs to earn the trust of more diverse voters.
Sanders has been attracting voters with his heavy social media campaigns and town hall meetings that include younger voters. In January, Sanders launched a massive Snapchat campaign that posted videos for more than a week. The social media campaign was aimed at attracting young people in Iowa. On his Instagram account, Sanders posts about better jobs, free education and a higher minimum wage. Currently Sanders has 738,000 Instagram and 1.41 million followers on Twitter.
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