Ahead of the Illinois primary on March 17, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a campaign stop at Grant Park in Chicago on Saturday. After winning only four out of a possible 14 states on Super Tuesday, Sanders is looking to rouse support in the Midwest heading into the Michigan primary on March 10—a state he won during his run for the presidency in 2016, and one that could prove to be pivotal in the run for the Democratic nomination.
Sanders’s competition for the nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden, is currently polling ahead of Sanders at 54% nationally while Sanders is at 38%, according to a Morning Consult poll conducted among 1,390 Democratic primary voters on March 5, with a margin of error of +/- 3%.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders discusses legalizing marijuana throughout the U.S. at a rally at Grant Park in Chicago on Saturday, March 7. Sanders has stated that, if elected, he would sign an executive order within his first 100 days of office legalizing marijuana.
Supporters of democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gather at Grant Park for a rally for Sanders. Hundreds of people showed up for the free event.
A young girl holds up a “Bernie” sign as she sits perched on shoulders while attending a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sanders has promised free, full-day child care for infants to children aged three.
U.S. Representative for Illinois’s fourth district Jesus “Chuy” Garcia introduces democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the rally. Garcia, who supported Sanders during his first run for the presidency in 2016, endorsed Sanders in February of this year.
According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, Sanders has the highest share of voters under the age of 30 at 32%.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders makes a campaign stop in Chicago on Saturday, March 7, 11 days before the Illinois primary. Early voting is available at 52 different locations throughout Chicago.
Sanders’s “Medicare for All” policy has been a central issue during his campaign for the presidency.
Sanders has promised to reinstate and expand the DACA program for immigrants and those seeking asylum.
If elected, Sanders would be the oldest person to ever take over office. He would be 79 years old upon assuming office.