DFA endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President in the 2016 race for the Democratic Party’s nomination.  Sanders earned the  endorsement after receiving an unprecedented 87.9% of the 271,527 votes cast by DFA members nationwide over a nine-day voting period.  To win DFA’s endorsement, a single candidate needed to secure a supermajority (66.67% or more) of votes cast.

This is the first presidential primary endorsement in DFA’s 11-year history.  A similar member endorsement vote held prior to the 2008 election received just over 150,000 votes, but no single candidate was able to clear the grassroots progressive PAC’s supermajority threshold.