Sanders and his wife will “begin holding conversations with supporters to get input and assess the path forward for our campaign.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to dominate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in primaries.
Reports say that Sanders will reassess his campaign, but not suspend it. He has suspending Facebook advertisements.
From Fox News:
“The next primary contest is at least three weeks away. Sen. Sanders is going to be having conversations with supporters to assess his campaign,” Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir said in a statement Wednesday morning.
“In the immediate term, however, he is focused on the government response to the coronavirus outbreak and ensuring that we take care of working people and the most vulnerable,” Shakir added.
In a subsequent email to supporters, Shakir said: “No sugarcoating it, last night did not go the way we wanted.”
The campaign manager said that after the expected Senate vote on coronavirus relief later Wednesday, “Bernie and Jane are going to get on a plane back to Vermont. Once there, they’ll begin holding conversations with supporters to get input and assess the path forward for our campaign. We will keep you updated as those conversations progress.”
Sanders never made a statement after Biden swept the three states on Tuesday. Biden won so fast that the media called the states for him right after the polls closed.
Biden reached out to Sanders’ supporters in his speech Tuesday night. Who knows if it will work. One poll showed that a lot of those supporters do not know if they will support the Democratic nominee if it is not Sanders.
One Bloomberg advisor went all extreme, claiming that “voters will undeniably die if he [Sanders] doesn’t do the human thing and drop out now.”
CNN contributor and former 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang pleaded with Sanders to drop out:
“At this point it’s not wise to encourage people to head to the polls,” Yang said on CNN on Wednesday morning.
“This race is essentially frozen where it is. Everyone can see where it’s heading and I certainly don’t think Bernie and his supporters want to endanger anyone, but that’s the situation we’re in,” he said.
Axios mentioned that a candidate suspending Facebook ads has become a sign of them dropping out of the race. Mike Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg both did this right before they dropped out.
Something tells me Sanders will not drop out.
Sanders may not have to because it’s doubtful he will catch up to Biden in terms of delegates.
Biden has 1,165 delegates while Sanders has 880. A candidate needs 1,991 delegates to secure the Democratic presidential nomination.
New York has 274 pledged delegates, which is the most out of the remaining states. That primary takes place on April 28.DONATE
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