Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersObama plants himself on the wrong side of French elections. Trump’s must take action in Macedonia to fix the damage done by Obama and Clinton Trump said he would create ‘more jobs and better wages’ — he can start with federal contractors MORE on Sunday pointed to voter turnout for his loss to Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPoll: Nearly 4 in 10 believe Trump campaign helped Russia meddle in election Dems crowd primaries to challenge GOP reps Dem: Pruitt violating anti-campaigning law with GOP fundraiser MORE in the Nevada caucuses.
“And what I've said over and over again, we will do well when young people, when working-class people come out. We do not do well when the voter turnout is not large. We did not do as good a job as I had wanted to bring out a large turnout,” he added.
Sanders said Clinton, who ran in Nevada in 2008, knew the state “a lot better than we did, she had the names of a lot of her supporters.”
“I am proud of the campaign that we ran,” he added. “Obviously, I wish we could have done a little bit better. But at the end of the day, I think she gets 19 delegates, we get 15 delegates, we move onto the next state.”
Sanders also said it is “hard to say” if reports that Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidWeek ahead: House to revive Yucca Mountain fight Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road 'Tuesday Group' turncoats must use recess to regroup on ObamaCare MORE (D-Nev.) and the Culinary Union were working to increase turnout in Clinton strongholds, such as on the Las Vegas Strip, affected the race.
“What I do know is, Chuck, that our message of a rigged economy in which people in Nevada and around this country are working longer hours for low wages, why almost all new income and wealth is going to the top 1 percent,” Sanders said.
“And I'll tell you something else, there's issue of a corrupt campaign finance system, where big money interests and Wall Street are trying to buy elections,” he added.
“Those are the issues that are resonating.”