PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Voters are casting their ballots today in the Pennsylvania primary, and one of the presidential candidates made an unscheduled campaign stop in Philadelphia.
Customers at the Reading Terminal Market in Center City were doing double takes when Bernie Sanders made his way through the market shaking hands and posing for pictures.READ MORE: Pennsbury School Board President Details Violent Threats Made Against Board Members
“Pennsylvania is one of the key states today. There are a lot of delegates out there and we are going to do everything we can to capture every possible vote we can,” Sanders said. “We think if the voter turnout is high in Pennsylvania we are going to do well here. I think people are responding to our message that it’s absurd that almost all new income and wealth is going to the top one percent, that we have a corrupt campaign finance system, and that we are not addressing the crisis of climate change in the way we should.”
Several women who were waiting to buy doughnuts jumped out of the line they were standing in to shake Sanders’ hand.
“I delayed their doughnuts,” Sanders joked. “It probably cost me 20 votes, but it’s an opportunity to meet people and that’s what we are here to do.”
The ladies eventually got their doughnuts, but they were tight-lipped about which candidate they were voting for.READ MORE: 7-Year-Old Boy Killed In Strawberry Mansion Hit-And-Run, Police Say
“Only the polls will know,” one woman said. “I think that’s about it. That’s all you’re going to get.”
However, one man greeting Sanders told him he was genuine and that he had his vote.
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