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Sen. Bernie Sanders rallies with David Garcia at ASU

(Griselda Zetino)

PHOENIX — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined Democratic gubernatorial candidate David Garcia at Arizona State University on Tuesday for a “get out the vote” rally.

Garcia, an education professor at ASU, faces incumbent Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in the Nov. 6 general election.

Sanders and Garcia also rallied earlier in the day at the University of Arizona, aiming to get college students to vote.

“When working people and young people don’t vote, right-wing Republicans and billionaires win,” Sanders told a Tucson crowd.

“Four years ago, we had the lowest voter turnout since World War II, and Republicans swept all over this country.

The Vermont senator and self-described progressive ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in 2016.

Sanders had harsh words for President Donald Trump and other Republicans in power.

“Trump and his friends want to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. But we say to Trump and his friends all over this country, we have a very different vision,” Sanders said in Tucson. “Instead of throwing 32 million people off of health care, we are going to guarantee health care for every man, woman and child trough Medicare for all.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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