Sunday, June 5, 2016

Clinton: I expect Sanders to call for unity after Tuesday

Bernie Sanders should end his campaign and begin convincing supporters to line up behind Hillary Clinton as the presumptive Democratic nominee, Clinton said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claps during a campaign event, Thursday, April 21 in Hartford, Conn.
Clinton said that in 2008, some supporters urged her to battle Barack Obama to the convention but noted that she decided to cede to Obama rather than fight because they shared similar policy goals and values. When this year’s primary season largely ends Tuesday, she said, “I expect Senator Sanders to do the same.”
That would enable the party, she added, “to go to the convention in a unified way.”
In a separate interview on ABC’s “This Week,” Clinton added, “I think given where we are in this race, that I will have not only more than a three million vote margin, but I will have a significant majority of pledged delegates by the close of voting on Tuesday.”
Sanders, though, has given no indication he intends to clear Clinton’s path this week. He told CNN in a corresponding interview that the world could change dramatically before the Democratic National Convention.
“That’s a long time from today,” he said, though he added that if he ultimately loses, he will work to ensure that Clinton defeats Trump in November.
California is the biggest state voting Tuesday, but New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana and the Dakotas will also vote. The District of Columbia votes June 14; the Democratic National Convention will be July 25-28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
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