For all of the criticism directed at Donald Trump for failing to unite the Republican Party, Hillary Clinton hasn't had an easy go either. During the Democratic National Convention this week, Bernie Sanders delegates chanted, organized a sit-in at the Wells Fargo Center media tent, and wore glow-in-the-dark shirts to stand out in a sea of Democratic leaders and organizers.
One of Clinton's most crucial missions this fall will be to convert the remaining Bernie fans and undecided voters to her cause—and try to generate some excitement so that his more ardent fans don't just sit the election out. And, Clinton seemed to kick off that campaign into high gear last night. "I want you to know, I've heard you," she said during her DNC keynote, addressing her opponent's voters. "Your cause is our cause."
And it seemed to work on some. Once-undecided voters used the hashtag #ImWithHerNow after her speech to pledge support to the former Secretary of State. Since 11 p.m. ET Thursday night, the hashtag has been used more than 38,000 times.
Not all of the tweets were positive, however. Hundreds of Bernie diehards, Trump supporters and Jill Stein fans tried to hijack the hashtag as it took off. According to a recent poll, 90 percent of loyal Bernie voters would support Clinton over Donald Trump. (It's worth noting that poll didn't give those surveyed the option to choose Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Stein.)
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Activists hold a banner against Hillary Clinton amid protest outside the Wells Fargo Center on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter
Bernie Sanders supporters protest U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Protesters wearing masks of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump march with a group of cannabis advocates down Broad Street toward the Wells Fargo Center on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter
A former Bernie Sanders delegate wears a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign sticker over his mouth as he protests during the third session at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Pennsylvania State Troopers face off with Bernie Sanders supporters and delegates outside of the convention arena after they stormed off the convention floor in protest when Hillary Clinton won the Democratic presidential nomination during the second day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
Signs of support for Hillary Clinton and protest signs are seen on the fourth and final day of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A protester stands with his mouth gagged with the American flag at a rally of support for former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and protest against Hillary Clinton's nomination during the 2016 Democratic National Convention on July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP / Patrick T. Fallon (Photo credit should read PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP/Getty Images)