Bernie Sanders’ Former Staffer: “No One Stole the Election From Us”

In a heated tweetstorm, Symone D. Sanders rejected the notion that Sanders was cheated.

Bernie Sanders' former national press secretary Symone Sanders in Des Moines, IowaAndrew Harnik/AP Photo

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As the Democratic National Convention kicks off today, there’s one group of attendees who are reluctant to say they’re #WithHer. For many Bernie Sanders delegates, the senator remains the only choice, or, as a few of them suggested in video interviews with Mother Jones—they’d rather vote for Donald Trump. Especially in light of a recent hack into the DNC’s internal email servers that revealed negative comments against Sanders, some Bernie supporters appear to believe that Hillary Clinton had swindled them in a rigged system.

But after Sanders’ attempt to rally support for Clinton this morning led to boos and protests, Sanders’ former national press secretary, Symone D. Sanders, took to Twitter to reject notions that the senator had been cheated. “I worked there,” she tweeted. “No one stole the election from us.” Check out her tweetstorm below:

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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