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Why Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic race

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (78), has dropped out of the Democratic primary race, paving the way for Joe Biden to be officially declared the party’s nominee. While addressing his supporters in a livesteam, he said the decision to suspend his presidential campaign was “difficult and painful.” He added that he understood the fact that there was no path forward.

His announcement came as the nation struggles with the coronavirus pandemic and growing calls for primaries to be postponed to avoid big social gatherings. A candidate needs to get 1,991 delegates to be nominated at Democratic National Convention. Biden was leading with 1,217 to Sanders’ 914. It was clear that there was no path to victory left for Sanders.

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