Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said that many of his state primary losses were because "poor people don't vote," according to a transcript of his interview on NBC News' "Meet the Press" with Chuck Todd.
In the segment, set to air on Sunday, Todd asked Sanders why nearly all of the primaries in states with the highest levels of income inequality have been won by his rival, Hilary Clinton.
"Well, because poor people don't vote. I mean, that's just a fact," Sanders said. "That's a sad reality of American society. And that's what we have to transform."
On the program, Sanders also discussed the Republican Party's strategy to stop Donald Trump's nomination at a round table with Katie Packer, chair of the leading anti-Trump group, "Our Principles PAC," and Michael Steele, former chair of the Republican National Committee.
Bernie Sanders blames primary losses on 'sad reality' that 'poor people don't vote'
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