Bernie Sanders’ Former Staffer: “No One Stole the Election From Us”

In a heated tweetstorm, Symone D. Sanders rejected the notion that Sanders was cheated.

Bernie Sanders' former national press secretary Symone Sanders in Des Moines, IowaAndrew Harnik/AP Photo

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As the Democratic National Convention kicks off today, there’s one group of attendees who are reluctant to say they’re #WithHer. For many Bernie Sanders delegates, the senator remains the only choice, or, as a few of them suggested in video interviews with Mother Jones—they’d rather vote for Donald Trump. Especially in light of a recent hack into the DNC’s internal email servers that revealed negative comments against Sanders, some Bernie supporters appear to believe that Hillary Clinton had swindled them in a rigged system.

But after Sanders’ attempt to rally support for Clinton this morning led to boos and protests, Sanders’ former national press secretary, Symone D. Sanders, took to Twitter to reject notions that the senator had been cheated. “I worked there,” she tweeted. “No one stole the election from us.” Check out her tweetstorm below:

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