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Former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, speaks in support of Proposition 61 in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Proposition 61, if approved by voters Tuesday, would prohibit state agencies from paying more for prescription drugs than the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Bernie Sanders supporters are telling the internet 'I told you so'

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You did this DNC, it is your fault. Bernie would have destroyed Trump. You corrupt collusion gsve us an unelectable candudate. Shame on you!
A reddit link from r/DNCleaks (typos intended)

In the wake of Donald Trump's stunning victory, Bernie Sanders supporters have united, claiming he would have defeated Trump.

Four of the top 10 posts on Reddit's r/all argued Sanders would have won. Redditors largely supported Sanders in the Democratic primary.

The polls and Reddit agree

And independent polls seemed to agree with Reddit. Back in May, an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll suggested Sanders could beat Trump by 15 percentage points. And a CBS-New York Times poll gave Sanders a 13-percentage point edge.

Those polls, of course, were based on a hypothetical scenario. But Sanders' political platform, largely focused on reducing income inequality, may have struck more of a chord with the working-class voters that were key to Trump's victory.

Sanders was quiet on social media on Election Day. 

But liberal pundits agreed Sanders would likely have won.

Many were quick to to condemn the Democratic National Convention.

Even tweets from the party celebrating other Democrats' victories were criticized.

Some were more optimistic.

Others were cautionary, blaming progressives for failing to heed Sanders' warning.

Would Bernie Sanders have been a better candidate than Hillary Clinton?

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