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Bernie Sanders ends White House bid, leaving Joe Biden as likely nominee

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Issued on: 08/04/2020 – 17:45Modified: 08/04/2020 – 17:45

Senator Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, hiscampaign said in a statement, paving the way for former vice president Joe Biden to challenge President Donald Trump as the Democratic nominee.

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Sanders saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the partys establishment lined swiftly up behind his rival.

His withdrawal makes Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in November.

The Vermont senator plans to talk to his supporters later Wednesday.

Sanders initially exceeded sky-high expectations about his ability to recreate the magic of his 2016 presidential bid, and even overcame a heart attack last October on the campaign trail.

But he found himself unable to convert unwavering support from progressives into a viable path to the nomination amid “electability” fears fueled by questions about whether his democratic socialist ideology would be palatable to general election voters.

The 78-year-old senator began his latest White House bid facing questions about whether he could win back the supporters who chose him four years ago as an insurgent alternative to the party establishments choice, Hillary ClinRead More – Source