- The Washington Times - Monday, February 29, 2016

Florida Rep. Alan Grayson has endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders for president, after posting a poll online soliciting advice for whom he should back for the Democratic nomination.

“Perhaps inspired by the Bernie Sanders message of ‘Not me. Us.’, for the past several days, I have appealed to Democrats across the nation to tell me for whom I should vote, as a Super-delegate at the Democratic National Convention,” Mr. Grayson said in a statement Monday. “The response has been absolutely overwhelming. Almost 400,000 Democrats voted at GraysonPrimary.com. More than the number who voted in the South Carolina primary. More than the number who voted in the New Hampshire primary and the Nevada caucus combined.”

Mr. Grayson said of the 400,000 people who voted in his poll, 86 percent chose Mr. Sanders and 14 percent for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“More than just a landslide,” the congressman wrote. “An earthquake.”

In the comments section of his website, he encouraged people to leave messages on why they supported one candidate over another. In Mr. Sanders‘ case, it boiled down to “America needs a revolution. And only Bernie Sanders, as President of the United States, can make one,” he said.

“Now, after listening to We, the People, I feel the Bern,” Mr. Grayson wrote.

Mr. Sanders‘ team thanked the congressman Monday via Twitter for his endorsement.

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