The Latest: Sanders urges turned-off voters to turn out

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):

11:30 a.m.

Bernie Sanders is urging people turned off by their choices in the presidential election to turn out anyway, even if they think “everybody’s horrible.”

Hillary Clinton’s defeated Democratic primary rival spoke on her behalf at a small campus rally in Akron, Ohio, on Saturday.

He asked the crowd to spread the word about Clinton’s support for tuition-free public college. And he denounced Republican Donald Trump, saying “we can’t in 2016 accept bigotry as the cornerstone of any campaign.”

About 200 people attended the rally at the University of Akron.

A small pro-Trump contingent held signs outside the building while some Sanders loyalists shouted, “We love you” when the Vermont senator pulled up. One woman yelled: “Thanks for opening my eyes.”


7:45 a.m.

Vladimir Putin (POO’-tihn) says the prominence of Russia and himself as an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign indicates his country’s growing importance

Donald Trump’s comments about Putin’s power and support have been rebuked by critics who suggest he would take a soft line in dealing with the Kremlin. Hillary Clinton has said Trump’s attitude toward Putin is unpatriotic and “scary.”

In Kyrgyzstan (KEER’-gih-stan) on Saturday, Putin took note of all that talk and said: “I want to hope that this is connected with the growing influence and significance of Russia.”

But, he added, “We can see an attempt to revive the image of the so-called Evil Empire and use it to frighten the society.”

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