Sanders uses Snapchat filters to get out the vote in NY

Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight MORE’s Democratic presidential campaign has purchased Snapchat geofilters to help boost voter turnout among the app's users in Tuesday's New York primary.

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“As Sen. Sanders says regularly, if there’s a high voter turnout with a lot of young people at the polls, we’re going to do well,” Kenneth Pennington, Sanders’s digital director, said in an email, Ad Age reported. "Our aim with these advertisements is to remind people that today they get to cast their ballot for Sen. Sanders."

Both Pennington and a Snapchat spokesman declined to reveal how much the campaign spent on the filters.

Snapchat users can place such filters over photos and videos before sending them to friends.

One filter specific to New York City reads, “New York City vote Bernie Today!” and shows an illustration of Sanders posing with the State of Liberty.

Another Sanders filter is available elsewhere in the Empire State. 

A Snapchat spokesman on Tuesday said he is unaware of any other presidential campaign that purchased geofilters for the New York primary.

Sanders's rival, Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain MORE, and the GOP presidential field all maintain active Snapchat accounts as well.

Clinton’s team posted video of her campaigning in the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Queens and in Yonkers on Monday. It also released footage of her voting in Westchester early Tuesday.

Republican candidate John Kasich posted video of a Monday townhall in Schenectady, N.Y.

Sanders, a Brooklyn native, trails Clinton by nearly 12 points in New York, according to the latest RealClearPolitics of polls.

Republican front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE, meanwhile, leads Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea GOP state lawmakers meet to plan possible constitutional convention MORE and Kasich by over 30 points in New York.