Recent Losses by Sanders Supporters Show Democratic Voters Are Moving to the Center

Sen. Bernie Sanders is back at the same old stand, railing against Republican health care proposals before cheering crowds and television audiences. But beyond the attention and the adulation, the fiery Vermont independent has been encountering resistance from the voters.Since the start of Donald Trump's presidency, Sanders has compiled an even worse electoral record than House Democrats have in losing four of five special congressional elections. And now he faces a potential legal problem in his home state of Vermont.Sanders supporters lost three special congressional elections, in California, Kansas and Montana. Backers of his 2016 insurgency lost heated fights to chair the national and California Democratic parties. And so did Tom Perriello, for whom Sanders campaigned in Virginia's high-profile Democratic gubernatorial primary.   Continue reading...

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