If Hillary Clinton thought that it’s going to be much easier from now on, Bernie Sanders has some news for her. Democratic presidential candidate, Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders isn’t ready to throw in the towel.
Sanders, lagging behind Democratic presidential front-runner Clinton in nominating delegates, is serving notice that he is still pursuing his long-shot campaign, and he is urging party leaders to reconsider their allegiance to Clinton.
Sanders, a senator from Vermont who calls himself a democratic socialist, said he has no intention of ending his campaign even though he trails Clinton by about 800 delegates, according to The Associated Press.
One reason for her lead is that Clinton has gotten a huge majority of the superdelegates, 520, to support her while only 39 back Sanders, according to the AP.
Sanders argues that the superdelegates should back him because national polls show he would defeat Trump by a wider margin than Clinton would. Sanders is predicting a “contested convention” in which no candidate gets a majority of pledged delegates on the first ballot even though Clinton is likely to go over the top when superdelegates are counted.
Clinton backers say it’s virtually impossible for Sanders to overtake the front-runner, who has won more popular votes and more primaries. And the Clinton forces want him to drop out and enable Clinton to focus fully on defeating Trump.
As of Monday morning, Sanders was trailing Clinton in the polls by only four points, which is within the poll’s margin of error.
The next primary is in Indiana Tuesday, May 3.