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#BernieMadeMeWhite: A Look At Who Is Really Supporting Sanders

We ran the numbers on the states Sanders has dominated. And while they don't all have a large white population, they're short on blacks and Latinos.

By Jamal Andress | March 28, 2016

Bernie Sanders swept three states in Saturday's Democratic caucuses. Sanders won Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. 

And while Sanders' victory can be attributed to a variety of factors, Sanders supporters felt the media only focused on white voters. 

For example, CNN wrote of Sanders' victories on Saturday, "These caucus states — largely white and rural — are the type of places Sanders traditionally does well."

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Sanders supporters responded with #BernieMadeMeWhite.

It seems a more accurate way to categorize states Sanders has won is by their below-average black and Latino populations.

Washington, Alaska and Hawaii all have below-average black and Latino populations. Vermont, Kansas and Idaho do as well — all states where Sanders has dominated.

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