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Misspell Bernie Sanders’ name and you may wind up donating to Joe Biden

A missing letter leads to a Biden donation page.

Mar 10, 2020, 10:02 am*

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Andrew Wyrich

With the 2020 Democratic primary down to essentially two candidates—former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—the two are vying in a zero-sum game for donations to their campaigns.

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And as one user on Reddit pointed out, if someone wants to donate to Sanders through his website, they may want to make sure they type the URL correctly.

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If someone types “BernieSander.com”—forgetting to type the “s” at the end of the senator’s last name—the site redirects to a page to donate money to Biden’s campaign. Several people on Twitter have also noticed the redirect.

WhoIs.net notes that berniesander.com was created in 2015, but it was updated two weeks ago. It’s registered as a GoDaddy domain and its owner is listed as Domains By Proxy, a private registration.

People have also noted that the misspelled URL previously redirected to a page for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Pete Buttigieg.

Sanders and Biden will hope to secure more delegates tonight as six states will host primaries. The state with the most delegates up for grabs is Michigan, with 125 possible delegates to be awarded.

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*First Published: Mar 10, 2020, 9:54 am