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Bernie Sanders Quitting Of The Presidential Race 2020


Bernie Sanders’ Quitting of the 2020 presidential race clears Joe Biden’s path to the Democratic nomination and sets up a general election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

He ended his presidential campaign, he published on Wednesday and his action is a big chance for former Vice President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

The independent senator from Vermont announced his decision in a conference call with staff after he experienced a series of crushing primary losses and the coronavirus pandemic delayed his campaign for weeks.

Sanders will be 83 in 2024, and while the 2020 race has pushed the envelope on the age of candidates it seems safe to say that Sanders has run his last national race.

“So, I know how hard a decision this was for him to make — and how hard it is for the millions of his supporters — especially younger voters — who have been inspired and energized and brought into politics by the progressive agenda he has championed,” Biden said. “Bernie has done something rare in politics. He hasn’t just run a political campaign; he’s created a movement. And make no mistake about it, I believe it’s a movement that is as powerful today as it was yesterday. That’s a good thing for our nation and our future.”

“I cannot in good conscience continue to mount a campaign that cannot win and which would interfere with the important work required of all of us in this difficult hour,” he stated in live-streamed from his Vermont home.

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Bernie Sanders’ Quitting, good chance for Biden

Sanders congratulated Biden on Wednesday but did not explicitly support him. He described his former rival “a very decent man who I will work with to move our progressive ideas forward.” The senator declared he would not drop off the ballot in states with upcoming primaries and attempt to amass more delegates in order to influence the party’s platform at its August convention. 

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“Then together, standing united we will go forward to defeat Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in modern American history,” he added. 

In a statement after Sanders left the race, Biden told his former rival has “created a movement” and “changed the dialogue in America.” While he acknowledged that he and Sanders have different views on how quickly to move toward policy goals, he said he would continue dialogue with the senator and his supporters. 

“I hope you will join us. You are more than welcome. You’re needed,” Biden said to Sanders’ loyal following. 

Bernie Sanders’ Quitting of the race occurred after winning first place in only one out of the last nine state contests where Biden swept.

Even as more than a dozen states suspended their elections over the US coronavirus outbreak, Wisconsin still held its primary on Tuesday, however, results will not be published till April 13. Polling hold in the midwestern battleground showed Biden up by 28 points.

As of Wednesday morning, Biden had built a nearly insurmountable lead in the delegate count 1,217 to 914 against Sanders in the race to 1,991 needed to capture the nomination.

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Trump reaction after Sanders’ Quitting

Following Sanders’ dropping out from the race, Trump resumed his efforts to try to win over disillusioned supporters, many of whom do not identify with the Democratic Party.

He said on Twitter that the “Bernie people should come to the Republican Party,” obviously indicating their agreement on trade protectionism. 

Sanders’ period as the race’s front-runner followed a remarkable rebound from a heart attack last year. people were seeking for publishing Sanders’ Medical Records.

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Testing showed a “blockage in one artery” and two stents were inserted, Weaver continued. Sanders missed only a small amount of time on the campaign trail. However, Bernie Sanders was at home after a day.

He first vaulted to national fame with a strong 2016 primary race against Clinton. In his remarks Wednesday, Sanders said that “over the past five years, our movement has won the ideological struggle.”

He mentioned raised support in public polls for a $15 per hour minimum wage and a single-payer health care system, among other issues he told were once considered “radical and fringe.” 

“In terms of health care, this current horrific crisis we are now in has exposed for all to see how absurd our current employer-based health insurance system is,” he announced, in highlighting how millions of people who lose their jobs because of the coronavirus outbreak will additionally forfeit their coverage.

Sanders promised to push forward with the movement he has propelled since the 2016 election. “Let us go forward together, the struggle continues,” he said in closing his remarks to supporters. 

Farewell at the peak

2 months ago, Sanders led the field eclipsing Biden as the Democratic frontrunner with three straight wins in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, only for Biden to re-emerge as the party’s likely nominee with a game-changing victory in South Carolina.

Biden’s southern revival was followed by a mass “moderate” coalescing around the former vice president in the 72 hours after leading into the Super Tuesday contests on March 3.

The race narrowed down the Bernie vs. Biden as the rest of the field dropped out, prompted by poor performances in the nationwide primaries.

Sanders’ quitting now leaves Biden as the presumptive nominee in the absence of major competitors on the road to the party’s coronation in Milwaukee this summer.

The end of the progressive senator’s campaign marks an end of the socialist’s presidential ambitions and a rejection of the radical socialist platform promoted by Sanders and the rest of the progressive field, which pulled the party further to the left than any Democratic primary in recent history.

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