RENO, Nevada — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) compared himself to the late South African President Nelson Mandela in an address to supporters at the University of Nevada, Reno, on Tuesday morning.
“You know, I think back now, and I think, in fact, some of you may be familiar with Nelson Mandela — remember that, and his fight for freedom in South Africa? — and people marching to the polls,” Sanders said, as he closed his remarks, before an audience of about 200 people.
“I’m thinking about the civil rights movement, and people marching to the polls. Well, we’re fighting to change America.”
Sanders then led supporters on a walk to the nearby student union, which is a polling place ,to encourage them to cast their votes on the last day of early voting for the Feb. 22 Nevada caucuses. Read more