Pour one out for the Bernie supporters. On Wednesday morning, the senator from Vermont announced that he would drop out of the Democratic primary, effectively clearing the way for former Vice President Joe Biden to become the presidential nominee.
"Together we have transformed American consciousness as to what kind of nation we can become."
— ABC News (@ABC) April 8, 2020
Earlier this year, Sanders was considered the frontrunner after gaining delegates in competitive states such as Iowa. Former candidates Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar dropped out before the crucial Super Tuesday vote, endorsing the lagging Joe Biden. The endorsements appeared to work, as Joe Biden won 10 states to Bernie’s 4 in a stunning reversal of momentum. Although Sanders won the biggest prize, California, with 415 delegates, it was clear Biden was the frontrunner and now has a 303 delegate lead.
The senator thanked his supporters in a Livestream on Wednesday morning. Sanders, a self-described Democratic Socialist, ran a campaign centered on raising the minimum wage, free college tuition, closing the wage gap, curbing climate change, and supporting Medicare for all.
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