Sanders endorses Biden

In a world of Coronavirus, social distancing, and Netflix, it might be easy to forget that we’re still in the middle of the election season. Even though politics is on the sidelines right now, there are still big things happening. 

Last week, Bernie Sanders, the Senator from Vermont and once Democratic front-runner, suspended his campaign in the race to become the Democrats nominee. With that leaves former Vice President Joe Biden as our final candidate and the presumptive nominee against President Trump in November. 

Sanders told his supporters on a live video on Twitter early last week, “the path towards victory is virtually impossible”, meaning, it was impossible for him to gain the number of delegates needed to become the nominee.

Sanders mentioned Biden in his virtual announcement saying, “I congratulate Joe Biden, a very decent man, who I will work with to move our progressive ideas forward.”

Since then, Sanders has gone on to give Biden his endorsement as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. 

“We need you in the White House,” Sanders said to Biden over a virtual meeting, “I will do all that I can to make that happen.”

Sanders also reached out to everyone listening, including his loyal fan-base, saying, “Today I am asking all Americans, I’m asking every Democrat, every Independent, and I’m asking a lot of Republicans to come together and support your [Biden] campaign.”

Biden told Sanders: “I’m going to need you. Not just to win the campaign, but to govern.” 

This might be what Sanders supporters needed to hear to ensure that Biden would take on some of Sander’s more progressive ideas.

With all Democratic nominees out, the next big voting day is THE voting day in November. Make sure you’re registered to vote!

For Massachusetts residents, go to: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/

For Rhode Island residents, go to: https://elections.ri.gov/voting/registration.php

For Connecticut residents, go to: https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do

Anyone living in another state, look up “how to vote in (your state)”

+ posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related

Midterms: The Red Wave Washes Out

While Republicans were hoping to win big in last week’s midterms, it appears that Democrats have successfully fended off the massive surge in Republican electoral power that was projected before the election. Republicans are still favored to take control of the House of Representatives, but if they do, their majority will be slim. Votes are […]

Trump Announces 2024 Run

Former President Donald Trump (he/him) announced his bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination on November 15. The announcement came as little surprise to the public and politicos; Trump has been hinting at it for months. However, the reception from many GOP members was lukewarm after a disappointing midterm election that did not deliver the […]

Club Q Shooting Shakes Colorado Springs

On November 20, Club Q, a queer nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was the site of a mass shooting. An armed assailant attacked the club while attendees were on the dance floor, killing five people. A Colorado Springs press release from November 28 also identifies 17 people injured by gunshots and an additional five who […]