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Bernie Sanders talks at Town Hall at Burke High

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was the first in Senator Marlon Kimpson's presidential town Hall  event at Burke High School. Supporters say that they are ready for a change and they're confident that Sanders can make that happen. 

The crowd erupted in chants and cheers many times in support of Bernie's call for a political revolution. Senator Kimpson got the crowed "fired up, and ready to go" at the start of the event.

"We came out here to support Bernie, we like his ideas, we like the fact that he's not being bought by anyone," says college student Sara Tuten. 

Tuten and her friend Dylan Smith traveled from Savannah, Georgia, to see Sanders. Supporters of all ages came out, many in college and some from out of state.

"He's very genuine," says Smith. "We think it's important to be involved in the political process as much as we can, a lot of young people are involved."

Some of Sander's ideas include raising the minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour, universal health care coverage that would benefit all Americans, and making public colleges and universities tuition free.

"It's a pretty expensive proposition it's about $70 billion a year to have free tuition at public college and universities, substantially low interest rates on student debt," says Sanders.  "How are we going to pay for it? I will tell you how, we're going to pay for it through a tax on Wall Street speculation."

Helen Greenfield says this Town Hall is her first timing hearing Sanders speak.

"I just think his voice is the truest voice that I've heard in my life," says Greenfield. "I really feel like this is going to be the end of a lot of things that people have been against."

Sanders also called for a federal jobs program to help with employment along with criminal justice and immigration reforms.

"If we are going to really change America, in structurally important ways, then we need a political revolution," says Sanders.

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