Tuesday 27 September 2016

Bernie Sanders says he will vote for Hillary Clinton - but falls short of endorsement

Published 24/06/2016 | 12:51

Bernie Sanders. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo
Bernie Sanders. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Bernie Sanders has said he will vote for Hillary Clinton to be US president.

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But the Vermont senator has not yet given the Democratic presumptive presidential nominee his full endorsement.

Mr Sanders said he understands Mrs Clinton has more pledged delegates than he does.

He said: "I will do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump", because he said Mr Trump's campaign is built on bigotry and denying climate change.

Mr Sanders said his job now is to "fight for the strongest possible platform" at the convention. He said that that includes a higher minimum wage.

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