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)”