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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) exploded back onto the scene after announcing that he would seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination—but an announcement that people from all 50 states have donated to his new campaign has a few people scratching their heads.
The announcement from Sanders, which was posted late Tuesday, shows a GIF of the United States with the states cobbled together as odd-looking shapes.
“Powerful special interests may have the money, but we have the people. Supporters from all 50 states have donated to our unprecedented grassroots campaign. Say you’re in:,” Sanders wrote on Twitter, with a link to donate.
Sanders raised an impressive $6 million in his first day, but all anyone could talk about was how half of Nevada overlapped California, and how Oregon jutted out into the ocean.
Powerful special interests may have the money, but we have the people. Supporters from all 50 states have donated to our unprecedented grassroots campaign. Say you're in: https://t.co/4YhCuNlKEk pic.twitter.com/d32UxxRi9q— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 19, 2019
While many people on Twitter retweeted the link enthusiastically supporting Sanders—who is presumably one of the front runners in the race to square off against President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election—there were some who couldn’t get over how odd looking the map of the United States was.
The more I look at this map, the funnier it gets. Round boy Michigan. Big Booty Florida. A graphic for "All 50 states" shows 48 of them. Who drew America without a reference? https://t.co/UXuSImESTz— Daniel Kelly (@LOTHComic) February 19, 2019
Nice map. What country is that? https://t.co/cuoAMHIe2o— Legal Scholar (@legalskolar) February 19, 2019
Did anyone notice how this map touting donors from all 50 states is missing Alaska and Hawaii? https://t.co/UECThIkojl— Normie Democrat (@Normie_Democrat) February 20, 2019
Uhhh why the fuck does Minnesota look like a weird ass rectangle https://t.co/Feb0ZXzGFs— jeff godbum's lefty lawyer (@queenofqubit) February 19, 2019
So many questions about this map.— AmyLaura (@amy_laura) February 19, 2019
-Whats up with Florida?
-no Hawaii or Alaska
-why is the Upper Peninsula a different color than the rest of Michigan? https://t.co/yoKX3TyaYk
why is florida just mrs robinson's leg https://t.co/W5YTb8hOCv— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) February 19, 2019
Who drew this shitty map? https://t.co/z4yKsGcvAD— Matthew Isbell (@mcimaps) February 19, 2019
It’s just a PR-stunt map, but there is no doubt it does look a bit off.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).