A New Hampshire woman told MSNBC's Ari Melber on Tuesday that she voted for Bernie Sanders in the state's Democratic primary because she thought MSNBC was running a cynical "Stop Bernie" campaign.
NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTER: I voted for Bernie, although there are a number of candidates I really like, and so I felt like when I finished voting, I was still undecided, including Elizabeth and including Michael Bennet.
ARI MELBER, MSNBC: That's sort of the paradox to decide and then feel undecided. You're a complex person.
NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTER: Yes. But I want to say the reason I went for Bernie is because of MSNBC.
ARI MELBER: Go on.
NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTER: I think it is completely cynical to say that he's lost 50% of his vote from the last time when there were two candidates, now there are multiple wonderful candidates who would be great presidents and people that I think we can unify and get behind, but the kind of "Stop Bernie" cynicism that I heard from a number of people, I watch MSNBC constantly, so I heard that from a number of commentators, it made me angry enough, I said okay, Bernie has my vote.
ARI MELBER: This is such an interesting point. What you're saying is, and we take criticism because we're journalists, we have to be open-minded, you say hearing from people, guests, contributors, the conversations you've heard that you felt were designed to tear down Senator Sanders or quote, unquote, "stop" him, actually endeared him to you.
NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTER: Absolutely. Absolutely. I could have chosen several candidates, but that's what pushed me over the edge for Bernie.