Bernie Sanders is in California preparing to break precedent as he tries to become President:
Sanders is pouring a mountain of time and resources into the Golden State in an effort to claim as many of the state’s 475 pledged delegates as possible. He has been crisscrossing the state on and off for a week, attracting tens of thousands of supporters to rallies in Los Angeles, San Diego, Carson and other places....
“We believe we are going to do something in this campaign that has never, ever been done in the modern history of Democratic politics,” Sanders told reporters after a rally in Los Angeles on Monday. “We will be holding rallies up and down the state, the central part of the state, that we think will bring out at least 200,000 people. We expect that roughly speaking, some 5 million people will be participating in the Democratic primary on June 7. To win that, you’re gonna need about 250 million people. And we think we stand a good chance, above and beyond everything else we’re doing, to communicate with about 10 percent of the votes that we need to win here in California.”
5 million people will vote so he will need 250 million votes to win? No wonder he thinks he can raise taxes on a few people and collect lots more money.
Or, are the editors here even reading the text? The odds are excellent that Bernie said 'Two point five million', which would be half of the 5 million total votes (later I will link to a You-Tube instructional video on boiling water for tea.) From which it follows - strap in for the high priced math! - that if he can reach 200,000 prospective voters at rallies in the central state, he will be close to reaching ten percent of the 2.5 million voters needed to win.
For a state that routinely relies on television and radio because it is too big to cover otherwise, having that many people at rallies might well be new. Just as he claimed.