Sanders: There Will Be a Contested Convention
Bernie Sanders proclaimed on Saturday that the upcoming Democratic National Convention would be contested.
“Hillary Clinton will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to win the Democratic nomination at the end of the nominating process on June 14,” Sanders told reporters in Los Angeles on Saturday, according to CNN. “Won’t happen. She will be dependent on superdelegates.
“The Democratic National Convention will be a contested convention,” he said.
The Hill reports:
Sanders criticized the media for accounting for superdelegates when talking about Clinton’s lead in the race, saying that their backing of a candidate is fluid and those who support Clinton now have six weeks before they actually cast their votes.
Still, the Vermont senator acknowledged the difficulties of getting enough superdelegates to switch over to him in order to secure the nomination.
“We understand that we have a steep climb,” he said. “I’m not here to tell you that tomorrow we’re going to flip 300 superdelegates. You don’t hear me say that. But I am saying we are going to make the case.”
Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, is outpacing Sanders among pledged delegates — 1,769 to 1,501 —and superdelegates, 547 to 46.
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