Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersRep. John Lewis: Ellison is 'right person' to lead DNC DeVos should ‘persist’ despite liberal opposition Drug importation from other countries will save dollars and lives MORE on Sunday pointed to voter turnout for his loss to Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonFEC commissioner: 'I will not be silenced' Republicans at risk in 2018 steering clear of town halls Liberal ‘lies’ about President Trump 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 ReidHopes rise for law to expand access to experimental drugs If Gorsuch pick leads to 'crisis,' Dems should look in mirror first Senate confirms Mulvaney to be Trump’s budget chief 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.”