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Back in February (2019), Senator Sanders had 400,000 volunteers (see #1) and the movement raised $ 18 million in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (see #2). But it seems to me that in addition to the large movement and associated fund raising, each dollar donated to the Sanders campaign ends up being more useful than to a Corporate Democrat. If you start with the assumption that Corporate Democratic politicians and their minions are in the game for money and power, then it seems reasonable to think that they might have some folks charging more for their services and pocketing the difference, or getting contracted to do work that isn't the highest priority. So until I hear that there is strong enforcement of ethics requirements, and audits, I won't get too concerned if the Sanders' grassroots donations don't quite match those few that go from billionaires to his Corporate Democrat competitors … 1) "His residual 2016 infrastructure alone establishes him as a front-runner. He’s got an all volunteer meme-factory 400,000 strong, no less than three distinct organizations supporting his candidacy, and a grassroots donor base of over 200,000 so eager for another round of Sanders’ that they raised him $ 6 million dollars in the first 24 hours of his campaign." … 2) "Bernie Sanders raises $ 18 million in second quarter, campaign says"