“Feel the Bern” movement hits the East with election day looming


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Bernie Sanders’ supporters in the East said the now popular “Feel the Bern” movement is alive and well in North Carolina.

On Thursday, Sanders’ supporters passed out fliers to more than 900 students at ECU, far exceeding their expectations.

Despite the strong showing Hillary Clinton had on Super Tuesday, supporters of Sanders said they aren’t worried at all. They compared his campaign to the one now President Obama ran back in 2008.

By exciting millions and gaining the support of many college aged students across the country, supporters said they remain confident Sanders will get the Democratic nomination.

“Bernie has an enthusiastic support base that far exceeds that of Hilary Clinton,” said Zachary Pate, a member of ECU for Bernie Sanders. “The grassroots organization that we have in this state is tremendous. We have thousands and thousands of volunteers.”

While many polls in North Carolina still have Clinton holding a double digit advantage over Sanders, that lead has diminished dramatically over the last few months.

Pate said they will continue passing out fliers and interacting with the community until election day on March 15.

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