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Native push for Bernie Sanders fails to translate into more votes


A high-profile campaign stop on the Navajo Nation did not help Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders overcome strong support for front-runner Hillary Clinton in Arizona this week.

Sanders attracted a lot of attention for hosting a town hall at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff on March 17. The visit certainly paid off in Coconino County, where the Senator from Vermont won 54.7 percent of the vote, according to the unofficial results. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Native Americans represent 27.3 percent of the county population.


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