Reminiscent of Enthusiasm Sparked in 2016, Bernie 2020 Draws Massive Crowds in California

Reminiscent of his 2016 insurgent run for president that saw overflow and enthused crowds in nearly every town he visited, Sen. Bernie Sanders drew a “yuge” crowd to a rally in Los Angeles on Saturday as the 2020 presidential candidate made his first swing through the country’s most populous state of California over the weekend.

The Los Angeles Times put the estimated number of attendees at the rally in a sprawling city park at 12,000 people, but others suggested the number was much higher.

According to Heavy.com‘s reporting from Saturday evening:

“I look around at this enormous crowd,” Sanders declared to those gathered in Grand Park, “I think not only are we going to win California, we’re going to win the Democratic nomination.”

On Friday night Sanders held a major rally in San Diego’s Waterfront Park which was filled to capacity with nearly 4,000 people. And with a Sunday afternoon rally scheduled at San Francisco’s Fort Mason park, which can also accommodate many thousands of people, The Nation magazine’s John Nichols said the size and energy of Sanders’ crowds should not be ignored:

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