Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ignored the news Hillary Clinton acquired enough pledged delegates to win the Democratic nomination.
Sanders’ spokesman Michael Briggs on Monday issued the following statement:
“It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgement, are ignoring the Democratic National Committee’s clear statement that it is wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer,” Briggs wrote.
“Secretary Clinton does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination. She will be dependent on superdelegates who do not vote until July 25and who can change their minds between now and then. They include more than 400 superdelegates who endorsed Secretary Clinton 10 months before the first caucuses and primaries and long before any other candidate was in the race.”
“Our job from now until the convention is to convince those superdelegates that Bernie is by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump.”
Sanders said earlier on Monday that the July convention will be contested and accused the media of mixing the superdelegates and pledged delegates together, saying to CNN that “superdelegates don’t formally cast their votes until the convention in late July, or, as Sanders put it, “six long weeks from today.”
“We understand that we have a steep climb,” Sanders said. “I’m not here to tell you that tomorrow we’re going to flip 300 superdelegates. You don’t hear me say that. But I am saying we are going to make the case.”