In an unusual Sunday afternoon news conference in Washington, D.C., Bernie Sanders appealed to Democratic Party superdelegates, arguing they should switch their support away from Hillary Clinton, as Sanders made the case that he is the most electable Democrat in November.
“I think the evidence is extremely clear that I would be the stronger candidate to defeat Trump or any other Republican,” Sanders said in remarks at the National Press Club.
In his statement to reporters, Sanders fully acknowledged that he trails Clinton in the race to get to the 2,383 delegates needed to secure the Democratic Party nomination for President – but he says Clinton will not get to that majority without superdelegates.
“In other words, the convention will be a contested contest,” Sanders said, echoing some of the arguments going on among Republicans at this point as well.
But while Sanders talks about a delegate comeback to catch Clinton, most election observers are giving him no chance.
Sanders cannot wrap his head around the fact that more voters want Clinton to be the nominee than want Sanders.